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March 31, 2015 > ELITE wins championship

ELITE wins championship

Submitted By Jenni Clark

ELITE Soccer Impact started off their 2015 calendar year by winning the Championship in the 2nd bracket of the U11G division at the UCSC East Bay Jr. Cup that took place on March 14-15 in Union City, CA.

Although ELITE Soccer Impact lost a few key players from last season, they were able to add five new players to the roster to keep the team going. The new roster made up of girls from the Tri-City area includes: Isabella Agbuya, Ashley Amaya-Duarte, Arianna Barbeau, Maria Camacho, Niki Clark, Isabela Contreras, Isabella Hernandez, Marisol Ibarra-Sanchez, Alexis Jones, Kelly Mendoza, Isabela Perez, Ana Laura Ramirez-Orozco, and Jalina Vargas. Guest players for the tournament included Emma Valadez and Kira Clark. This was the first time this new group of girls all played together.

The first game against MVLA Barcelona 03G Red ended in a 5-0 win. Goals were scored by Arianna Barbeau and Niki Clark. Isabella Hernandez had a Òhat trickÓ with three goals. The second game was another 5-0 win against Barcelona Bay Area 03 Academy IV. Ashley Amaya-Duarte had two goals and Arianna Barbeau had a Òhat trickÓ with three goals in the win. The third game was a 2-0 shut out victory against Oakdale U11G Revolution. Goals were scored by Isabella Hernandez and Ashley Amaya-Duarte.

The three wins qualified ELITE Soccer Impact for the Championship game. The girls were set for a rematch against MVLA Barcelona 03G in the final. The team dominated the game, resulting in a 6-2 victory for ELITE Impact. Goals were scored by Isabella Agbuya and Ashley Amaya-Duarte. Isabela Contreras was responsible for two goals. One of the goals was an unfortunate ÒownÓ goal by MVLA into the back of their own net.

Goal Keeper, Jalina Vargas, had two shutout victories and only allowed two goals over the weekend tournament. Arianna Barbeau and Ana Laura Ramirez-Orozco shared Keeper duties in game 3 and shared the shutout victory.

Coach Tomas Clark was very proud of the team. He was pleased with the tournament win, but even happier that they won as a team with every player contributing to the overall outcome and final result.

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