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November 6, 2012 > UC Premier TOPS take first place

UC Premier TOPS take first place

Submitted By Cindy Beck

Five UC Premier teams placed in Top Three at Soccer Palooza 2012, September 29-30. UC Premier TOPS took first place for the U11Girls Division in competition with the toughest teams that the TOPS have faced. The match began with the TOPS defeating the Thunderbolts 6-0. With one win under their belt they came out to win the next match against Los Gatos United Gold. Both teams battled defensively but the teamwork of the TOPS prevailed 2-0.

With their victories, TOPS won a spot in the semi finals; however the competition would be fierce. The semi final game against Los Gatos United Black began with intensity. Defensively both teams kept the ball out of the goal and kept the pressure on. At the half, the score was tied, 1-1 and would remain close to the end. With the pressure on and both teams battling their way to the Championship, TOPS scored in the last minutes of the game and earned their way to the Championship with a 2-1 win.

As if that match wasn't intense enough, the TOPS battled for the Championship title against Mustang Legends, a tough, competitive rival game. The TOPS and Legends are always a great match to watch, an intense game every time. The Championship game was tied until the end. Both teams playing to win! TOPS scored, then Legends came back to score, back and forth as the scored remained tied at 2-2. With minutes to spare, both teams kept the pressure on resulting in a tie. Penalty kicks decided the final outcome as the TOPS came through under tremendous pressure. Final score of the championship game was a well-earned 3-2 win!

This tournament was competitive and the matches were intense. Soccer Palooza provided the teams with a high level of soccer competition. Excellent coaching from Coach Rob Hernandez, Trainers Jorge Cisneros and Paola Cisneros helped propel the TOPS to a first place finish for the second consecutive year. The win was earned by all players: Natalia Bartolome, Alex Carpio, Allison Chang, Samantha Conlon, Kyanna Cruz, Andrea Dan, Anmol Gill, Jordan Hong, Chloe Lujan, Jessica McNair, and Minah Yang representing Union City Premier.

Congratulations UC Premier TOPS! Thank you Union City Premier for hosting a competitive, fun, and organized tournament for our girls!

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 getting 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. Please call for more information. **Our team is looking for players birthdates between August 2001-July 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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