Posted On March 24, 2014 by PUSC
The U14, U15, U16 and U18 Red girls teams travelled to Las Vegas this past weekend to compete in the Players College Showcase. Over 350 college coaches from around the country were in attendance to recruit for their institutions. This was the last event for the teams of the 2013-14 season.
Highlighting the weekend was the U15G ’99 Red team. They opened up with two identical, 2-1 victories over Laguna Hills Eclipse and AUFC. In game three, the girls had a convincing 4-0 victory. In the semi-finals, the girls battled to a 1-1 draw with Long Beach and went to penalties. The girls were victorious and moved on to the semi-finals versus Beach FC. The girls got on the board early and had a 3-1 victory to claim the title.
The U16G ’98 Red team had another great showing at a major event. The team opened up with a 2-2 draw with Centennial of Minnesota. In game two, the girls had a tough 2-1 win over North Shore of Wisconsin. In game three, the girls played very well and had a convincing 2-0 win over Mandeville of Louisiana. In the final game, the girls came up a bit short with a 1-0 loss to Kentucky Fire. The team ended up the event as semi-finalists on points.
The U18 ’97 Red team had another strong showing having 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. The team started off with a dominating performance but settled for a 0-0 draw. In game two, the girls settled in and beat Leahi of Hawaii 1-0. In game three, the girls were matched up with their nemesis, West Coast FC of Southern California. After missing a number of chances and having a few miscues, the girls were defeated 3-0. This was the second loss against West Coast this season, the other coming at Surf College Cup over Thanksgiving. The girls finished off the weekend with a 2-0 win over Calrsbad Lightning and finished as finalists at the event based on points. The team finished the season with a remarkable record of 32 wins, 6 losses and 6 draws, also posting 30 shutouts in 44 games. We are so happy for our eldest team and wish them the best of luck moving forward.
The U14G Red played great soccer on the weekend but ran into a very difficult group. In game one, the girls lost a nail biter 1-0 to LaRoca from Utah. LaRoca went on to defeat the San Diego Surf in the championship game. In game two, the girls had a dominating performance. With multiple chances on goal, the team came up empty and allowed Las Vegas Neon to score on their only chance of the second half. In game three, the girls lost 1-0 to Albion of San Diego, one of the top teams in the region. In the consolation game, the girls ended in a 2-2 draw with the Irvine Slammers.
All in all it was a great weekend for the soccer club—one champion, one finalist and one semi-finalist. Congrats to these four girls teams on a tremendous season!