Posted On October 30, 2014 by PUSC
For most of the girls on the Placer United U11G Black team, it’s been a few seasons of “almost”, but no championships. This all changed last weekend at the Placer United Girls Cup.
Along with the U13G Black, the girls were one of two teams who were able to take home the glory. The girls started the weekend off amazingly with a 1-0 win over Alliance FC and a 2-1 win over Ajax United. On Sunday morning the girls had a hiccup losing 2-0 against a quality Burlingame FC, but had already clinched a championship spot from the day before.
As the girls entered into their first ever championship game against an extremely good Fresno Chaos, you could sense a confident “this is my moment” excitement. Placer scored first with a gritty goal by Emily Parker, but the team gave up an equalizer late into the first half. The game ended 1-1 and the girls were off to a PK shootout. Kristi Truong, Jolie Goebel, Carissa Munsch and Vivian Mandell all burried the kick from the mark with Jessie Camarillo saving 3 out of 4.
An epic moment for this team and a reminder that hard work pays off! — Coach BJ