RSS Royal Sam Spearn focuses like a laser beam as she makes a break for the ball while Sydni Thor-Larsen of Stanley Humphries Secondary School turns and tries to catch up during the match in Castlegar last week.

RSS Royal Sam Spearn focuses like a laser beam as she makes a break for the ball while Sydni Thor-Larsen of Stanley Humphries Secondary School turns and tries to catch up during the match in Castlegar last week.

The face of determination

RSS Royal Sam Spearn focuses like a laser beam as she makes a break for the ball while Sydni Thor-Larsen of Stanley Humphries Secondary School turns and tries to catch up during the match in Castlegar last week.

RSS Royal Sam Spearn focuses like a laser beam as she makes a break for the ball while Sydni Thor-Larsen of Stanley Humphries Secondary School turns and tries to catch up during the match in Castlegar last week.

RSS won the match 1-0.

While the fields were dry and green in Castlegar, soccer season is taking a bit longer to reach Rossland.

The Royals were supposed to play SHSS again on Monday — this time at home — but due to snow the game was again played in Castlegar. SHSS took the second match by a score of 3-0.

In the photo below: RSS student Kaycee McKinnon lines up a shot in the Royals’ match against the Stanley Humphries Secondary School Bulldogs in Castlegar last week.