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August 14, 2012 > TOPS are tops at Stampede Tournament

TOPS are tops at Stampede Tournament

Submitted By Cindy Beck

Wow! A fantastic 3-day tournament full of soccer! The UC Premier Tops Girls 11U Gold Division definitely left their mark at the 2012 Nike Mustang Girls Stampede Tournament in Danville, August 10-12.

The Nike Mustang Girls Stampede Tournament is recognized as one of the most prestigious top ten tournaments worldwide and as competition was underway, the TOPS were putting pressure on the Burlingame Falcons in their first match. Both teams played hard ending the match in a 1-1 tie. The next match would end up being in the hot temperatures of high 90's against California Odyssey. The TOPS didn't let that stop them! They were ready for the match and came out ahead with a 3-1 victory.

That win secured the UC Premier TOPS a #2 spot in the Quarter final game against Palo Alto Blue Ice and another victory, 4-0. The TOPS played a flawless game and didn't give up any goals securing their spot in the Semi-final game against Mustang Blast. A tough competition ended in a 1-1 tie, then went into overtime without either team scoring; finally into penalty kicks! The TOPS Goalie was ready and blocked two of the three balls sent her way. The TOPS strategically kicked all three penalty kicks in the goal and won their spot in the Championship game. The UC Premier TOPS would face the Burlingame Falcons in the Championship Game.

Competition for the championship was intense and the girls were mentally focused. Passion, determination, and athleticism of the TOPS shined throughout the competition. The TOPS kept the pressure on throughout and earned the title of "Champions" of the 2012 Nike Mustang Stampede U11 Girls Gold Division with a 3-2 victory.

The UC Premier TOPS are proud to have Natalia Bartolome, Alex Carpio, Allison Chang, Samantha Conlon, Kyanna Cruz, Andrea Dan, Anmol Gill, Alexia Gutierrez, Jordan Hong, Chloe Lujan, Jessica McNair, and Minah Yang representing Union City Premier!

Congratulations from:
Coach Rob Hernandez; Team Trainer Jorge Cisneros; Team Trainer Paola Cisneros; Team Manager Cindy Beck

The TOPS are always looking for new, talented, energetic players willing to work hard and play as a team! NO Experience necessary. The TOPS have a great coaching staff and team trainer to teach each player the skills, mind set, and confidence of being a team player and taking them to the next level. If you are interested in more information or practicing with the team at NO CHARGE then please contact Coach Rob at 510-673-1766 or the Team Manager Cindy Beck at 408-218-9596. You may also DROP-IN to practice. We have ongoing tryouts during our practices on Tuesday/Thursday 6-8pm at Accinelli Park, Union City. Please call for more information. **Our team is looking for players birthdates between 8/2001-7/2002 however if you don't fall between this age group please call and we will refer you to a great team within your age group.

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