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September 2, 2014 > Soccer Club Summerfest

Soccer Club Summerfest

Submitted By Jenni Inouye

The Elite Impact U11 girls soccer team, made up of 9 - 10 year olds from the Tri City area, placed third in the Walnut Creek Soccer Club Summerfest 2014, on August 23-24. The team was short players so guest player, Kaya Rosa from Elite Strikers U10 team, was added to the roster for the two day tournament.

On Saturday, August 23, goals from Maizie Pimentel and Emma Valadez along with solid support from Arianna Barbeau, Isabela Contreras, Isabella Hernandez, Kaya Rosa, Marisol Ibarra-Sanchez, and Alexis Jones resulted in a 2-1 victory against the Montclair Clippers 03 Red team. In the second game against Walnut Creek SC Villareal team, Elite Impact came away with a 7-2 win. Emma Valadez scored four goals along with Niki ClarkÕs two goals and one goal for Maria Camacho.

Elite ImpactÕs next opponent, Walnut Creek SC Barcelona, resulted in their first loss. Barcelona played a good strong game and scored five in the first half. The Impact Girls played a strong defensive second half, but unfortunately the offense could not find the net. The outcome was a 0-5 loss.

Sunday, August 24, the afternoon 3rd place consolation game, against Central Marin Magic was an exciting Òcome from behindÓ victory for Elite Impact. The team was down 1-3 at halftime, but Coaches Tomas Clark and AdrianValadez would not allow the girls to give up. The team scored two more times and when regulation time was over, the score was 3-3. The game went into sudden death overtime with the first team to score winning (Golden goal). ÒKeeperÓ Jalina Vargas played big and prevented Magic from scoring on the opening drive. Elite ImpactÕs ÒLittle Pita,Ó Emma Valadez, came back with beautiful cross towards the net and Niki Clark was able to strike the ball into the back of the net to score the winning goal for a 4-3 victory.

The team is now getting ready for the start of the Fall NorCal Premier Youth League Gold Division.

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