The U11 Girls SBSC Patriots 00/01 continue with their successful spring 2012 campaign by winning the U12 Silver division as a U11 team in the CUFA (Come Up For Air) tournament in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
The Patriots Girls won their two Saturday matches and tied the Sunday morning match to advance to the championship game undefeated and just like the U10 Patriots, the U11 Patriots showed their sportsmanship and class that makes the Sagebrush Soccer Club proud and maintained their winning ways without outscoring their opponents with more than was needed to win, showing the class that a SBSC team should always posses.
The Patriots girls went into this tournament with it as an objective for the end of the season and played the 3rd game as well as the championship game 11v11. The Patriots used the Wild West Shootout the previous week in Carson City where the girls also played 11v11 vs. seasoned U12 teams as preparation for the CUFA.
The championship game was fit for an end of season match providing an exiting “edge-of-your-seat” encounter vs. the Pacifica SC Barracudas. The Patriots girls were up 1-0 at the half and the Barracudas tied 1-1 with 10 minutes remaining on the second half. Then in overtime, the Patriots scored on the 1st five minutes OT time to go up 2-1, only to have the Barracudas tie the game again with 3 minutes remaining in OT which sent the game to penalty kicks from the spot.
Then, in what was a trilling end of the game, the Patriots keeper saved two shots and the Barracudas missed one to have the Patriots girls winning the match after only missing one penalty kick.
It also shows how the Sagebrush Soccer Club slogan continues to be proven true “Developing Excellence”.
“SUCCESS IS NOT BY CHANCE!”