Posted On June 11, 2014 by PUSC
The U16 Girls 99 Gold and the U18 Girls 98 Gold traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah this past weekend to play in the first college showcase of the year. There were a number of college coaches in attendance scouting the talent. The games were played at the beautifully manicured Quinn’s Soccer Complex.
The U16 Girls were thrown right into the fire against LaRoca Premier out of Utah. LaRoca is the #1 ranked team out of Utah and ended up winning the event. As the girls played a great game, they came up on the short end 2-0. In Game 2, the girls rebounded with a 1-0 win over Utah Celtic, ranked #4 in Utah. In Game 3, the girls avenged a 4-2 loss back in March at the Players Showcase in Las Vegas, with a 2-0 win over Downtown Las Vegas who is ranked as the #1 team in Nevada. In the 3rd/4th place game, the girls played the host, Utah Avalanche, ranked #3 in Utah. The game was back and forth with both teams having a number of chances. The game ended in a draw and the girls came up on the short end in penalty kicks.
The U18 Girls started off the tournament in great fashion notching two wins right out of the gate. In Game 1, the girls had a convincing 3-0 win over the New Mexico Rush, the #2 ranked team in New Mexico. In Game 2, the girls continued their winning ways with a 2-1 win over Leahi from Hawaii. In Game 3, with a shot at reaching the championship game on the line, the girls played against Sparta Premier, the #1 ranked team in Utah. They girls played a great game but came up a bit short in a 2-0 loss. In the 3rd/4th place game, the girls ran into a buzz saw with the #3 ranked team in Colorado, WAFC. The score line was not indicative of the game as WAFC finished their opportunities and won 3-0.
Congratulations to the girls on a great weekend of soccer and great collegiate exposure!