July 10, 2012 > 93-Girls-Black win back-to-back Tournaments
93-Girls-Black win back-to-back Tournaments
By June Heaton
Mission Valley United (MVU)-Girls-Black soccer team participated in the Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championships, held over Father's Day weekend. With temperatures heating up well into the 80s on the beautiful Boardwalk shores, MVU brought their own heat and took on five opponents during the two-day tournament.
Their first game in the Women's Division was against Tracy-Tempest. MVU took an early lead over Tempest and never looked back, finishing the match 5-0. Next up was Tracy-Tempest-Too. Too put up more of a fight and gave MVU a run for the money. However, MVU came back and posted a 6-3 win. With two wins under their belt, MVU pummeled their next opponent, Shake-N-Bake, 12-1.
Father's Day Sunday, the girls were matched up with Fresh-Coast-Waza. The hard hitting Waza was by far the toughest competition of the tournament. Despite being up 2-0 early in the game, Waza continued to physically batter MVU until a second referee was called in to help officiate the game. Now with two watchful eyes, MVU were able to display their talents and beat Waza 4-2. However, MVU's troubles with Waza weren't over. They would have to play them in the Championship game.
Spectators and coaches were on edge as the two teams took to the sand again. MVU scored first with Waza quickly countering. The game would again be officiated by two officials and the teams were more even in their scoring, MVU taking a lead and Waza tying each time. But MVU heated up again and in the last period of the game their stamina and skill outpaced Waza 8-4, remaining undefeated in the tournament and bringing home the Championship trophy.
The following weekend, 93-Black competed in the National Cup XI West Regional in Turlock, CA. Their first opponent in the Under 19 Super Group was Nor Cal Elite where MVU took the game with a 1-0 win. Home town team, Turlock Tornados would be next up for the challenge. But MVU would take that match as well, 7-0. The four-day tournament matched MVU up with Sacramento United next. The game would end in a draw at 1-1. In the Finals, MVU was matched again with Sacramento United. Both teams were evenly matched and the game was well fought, but it would be MVU that would come up with the win in a 2-1 victory for the Championship.