October 16, 2012 > Mission Valley United defeats Livermore Fusion SC
Mission Valley United defeats Livermore Fusion SC
By Candy Alcosiba
The Mission Valley United (MVU) under-12 girl's soccer team defeated Livermore Fusion SC on Saturday, October 14, 2012. The 3-2 victory was earned by an amazing offense and firm defense throughout the entire game. MVU set out to use their highly developed skills and positive team mentality, and that is exactly how they played.
The Fusion knew they were in trouble when at the end of the first half, they trailed 3-0. Early in the game, Triston Conti scored the first goal, followed by a second goal by Tanya Brouse. The pressure from the MVU offense was relentless. With excellent ball handling, amazing control and teamwork, MVU put the ball into play for Tayna Brouse to make the third goal effortlessly.
Following the half time break, Livermore knew they had a difficult task ahead of them. Although it appeared the Fusion stepped up their offensive line, it was still no match for the MVU defense. Throughout the second half, the battle was fierce; Fusion was able to get past the mighty defense of Team MVU, scoring two goals in the last five minutes of the game, but it wasn't enough to change the outcome. The final score was 3-2.
Coach Rich Caldwell was proud of MVU players and their ability to put hard work and training into play. "I am not as concerned about wins, losses and records as I am about developing as a team, and that is what we have shown today," Caldwell proudly said.
With three more league games and a major tournament on the horizon, Mission Valley United will no doubt be ready for action and remain a fearsome adversary.