Posted On February 29, 2012 by PUSC
The Placer United U15, U16, U17 and U18 Elite teams travelled to Las Vegas last weekend for the Heat FC College Invitational. The event was held at the Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex and the girls played in front of college coaches who were recruiting from the event. Some of the top colleges were represented, including: University of Portland, USC, University of Oregon, Washington State, Arizona State, UNLV, amongst others.
The U15 girls had four wins on the weekend, defeating THUSC Mercury (OR) 2-0, Northwest Nationals (WA) 2-0, Players SC (NV) 1-0 and Forza SC (UT) 3-0. The girls ended up in second place in points.
The U16 girls started off the tournament with a 1-1 draw with Eugene Metro Magic (OR). They then played the eventual champion THUSC Sodium and lost a very competitive game 0-2. The next game they saw the Tennessee powerhouse, Brentwood. They lost 0-1 in a nail-biting contest which saw Placer miss numerous chances in the closing minutes. The final game was a 2-0 win over a very strong team, FC Portland. The girls had a very difficult bracket and THUSC and Brentwood finished the event in 1st and 2nd place.
The U17 girls had 3 wins and 1 loss at the event. They started off the weekend with a 5-0 win over LV Premier ECNL (NV). They then beat the Boise Nationals 1-0. The girls suffered a 1-3 loss to the Heat FC 94’s. The girls rebounded and beat the Northwest Nationals (NW) 3-0. They won their group in points and won the championship.
The U18 girls took second in the championship by points. 1-0 win over Pride Predators (CO), 1-0 win over Northwest Nationals (WA), 0-0 draw with THUSC Ireland and a 2-0 win over Heat FC.
This was a great weekend of competition for the program. Congrats to all teams and families who made the trip.