Not even the chilly temperatures or the afternoon rain shower could dampen the spirits at the 20th annual girls Shrine Soccer Class at Lloyd Wilson Field on Saturday.
The game may have ended with a 1-0 win for the North, but players and coaches on both teams were just thankful for the experience.
"Winning doesn't matter. It's for a good cause, so we just told the girls to go out and have fun," said North coach Brian Rodine, head coach at Kearney Catholic. "Win or lose, it didn't matter, but it's nice to win. It's good for the girls. They all feel a little bit better than if it had been 1-0 the other way."
Norfolk's Jordan Copple scored the game's only goal in the 63rd minute and was the game's most valuable player, but she still was focused on what the game stood for.