Napa Valley 1839 FC kicked off its seventh National Premier Soccer League campaign with a bang Saturday night, defeating Contra Costa FC 3-2 in a roller-coaster matchup at Justin Siena’s Dodd Stadium.
With the match tied 2-2, 1839 head coach Mark Corbett looked to the bench and substituted in Billy Biondini and Miguel Galvan Lara. Both instantly made an impact.
Upon entering the game in the 78th minute, the speedy Biondini — a 2019 American Canyon High graduate who was named 2019-20 Bay Valley Conference Forward Player of the Year for Napa Valley College — dribbled the ball up the field while taking on players before placing a cross that Lara struck into the net to secure the victory for the Wine Country side.
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