Avalanche Storms San Jose
Apr 04, 2016 04:17PM
● By Elena Hutslar
Pictured (LtoR): Abby Wood, Mikka Sopenoff, Katelyn Crossman, Jessica Kozlowski, Sophia Hall, Sydney Sopenoff, Ava Salazar, Kylie Long, Allie Watkins, Coach Kevin. Not pictured: Coaches Ryan Hoppe-Keeper and Jon Hoppe. Photo by Jake Kozlowski.
By Kevin Crossman.
The Pleasant Hill-Martinez U10 Girls team, Avalanche, took second place in the President’s Cup Soccer Tournament Gold Level Division on March 6 in San Jose. The girls played four games during the wet weekend, winning three by shut out and tying one to advance to the championship. Neither team had lost a game going into the championship. After going down 1-0, the girls tied the game at 1-1, then came back to tie it again in the second half at 2-2. Avalanche pressed their attack and stifled defense, aided by remarkable saves by their keeper, but they were unable to hold off the winning goal that slipped in off the goal line with just two minutes left. The girls played a fast-paced, aggressive game, with all playing their hearts out. Congratulations to team Avalanche. Submitted by Kevin Crossman.