Posted On February 22, 2011 by PUSC
Three Placer United girls teams traveled down to Phoenix, Arizona for the President’s Day Tournament sponsored by SC Del Sol. All three teams survived group play and advanced to the playoffs.
The U15 Gold 96’s had a great run through the event and won their group. They began group play with a 1-0 win over Strikers Fox Valley (IL) and then defeated Banat (AZ) and Rio Vista (NM). In the quarter-finals, they defeated AUFC Barcelona (NM). They then moved on to the semi-finals and were defeated by the Santa Rosa Shock 2-0.
The U16 Gold 95’s also won their group. They had a 1-1 draw in their first game vs AUFC Fusion (NM). They then went on to defeat NSA (IL) and Sereno (AZ). The girls then won a penalty shootout versus AUFC to determine the group winner. The girls moved on to the quarter-finals and were defeated by the Michigan Rush (MI)
The U17 Gold 94’s took second in their group and earned the wildcard playoff spot. Their opening match was a 2-0 victory versus the Windy City Pride (IL). They then lost to Leahi (HI) but rebounded with a victory over Real Colorado (CO). In the quarter-finals, they defeated Ajax (CA-N) and moved on to the semi-finals. The girls then defeated Cap FC 3-0 to advance to the final game. In the final, the girls defeated Sparta (UT) 1-0 to earn the championship.
Placer United’s club culture could be felt at the complex as all three teams supported each other during the event with cheering and storming of the field after victories.
Congratulations to all of the girls and their families!