The 96 girls had a very successful showing at State Cup this year. They were 1-1 in pool play, beating 2011 state finalist (and future 2012 state finalist) and forcing a tiebreaker in the group to move onto semi-final. Tied after head to head and goal differential, it came down to one goal against that prevented the girls from moving on. We are so proud of you…way to represent SWMO!
While in South Bend, Indianna participating in the Regional President’s Cup tournament in June, the Missouri Elite U15 girls took a tour of the Notre Dame facilities. The Notre Dame Women’s Soccer team are the current National Champions, defeating Standford 1-0 last fall to claim their third national title.
The Elite 96 girls opened play on Saturday defeating WSA Alliance and the Pink Panthers. The Elite 96 team clinched a spot in the final with an important 1-0 victory over Springfield Soccer Club 96/96 I on Sunday morning. The Elite girls went on to capture the U15 girls championship with a 1-0 victory over Claremore Freedom. Congratulations ladies on a great tournament!
The U12 team started the day off on Saturday with a 5-0 victory over the Orange Stars in the U12 8v8 league. Shay and Jess each had 2 goals and Aly had the fifth. The team followed up the early win with an impressive match that ended in a 0-0 tie against SSC. The JB 97 team dominated possession and the attack in a game that saw several scoring opportunities for our girls.
The JB 96 girls won their first game on Saturday by forfeit, as the Tsunami team failed to field a team for the game. The JB 96 had a strong showing against rival SSC in the late game on Saturday, but lost by a score of 0-2. SSC capitalized on a couple defensive mistakes (taking an early lead on a well struck free kick in the first 2 minutes of the game following a foul just outside the 18 yard box, and then finishing a 1v1 breakaway against the keeper in the first 10 minutes of the second half).