Posted On July 29, 2014 by PUSC
The Placer United U18B Gold were crowned “Big Kahuna” yesterday at the 2014 San Diego Surf Cup. The boys, who narrowly lost the State Cup final to Marin FC on PK’s got their revenge by winning the Surf Cup Super Group Final by three goals to one. They brought home their second Surf Cup winner’s trophy in ten months.
The boys really produced some gutsy performances over the long weekend and yesterday’s final was no different. With the scoreboard showing 1-0 at the half to Marin FC, the team knew they had to step it up if they wanted a 2014 Surf Cup Champions jacket.
In the second half, the crew of U18 Yellow Sub really showed their winners mentality as the newly crowned NPL National Champions continually pinned the current Nor Cal State Cup Champions into their own half.
When new sub man, Danny Puablo, fired a missile into the top corner there was no stopping the boys in yellow as they were now riding all over the big blue waves of Marin FC’s defense.
The defining moment in the game came when Nathan “Big Country” Miller was denied the go ahead goal by a Marin defender who stopped the ball from crossing the line with his hand. The referee didn’t waste any time or hesitate to award the PK and a red card.
With regular PK shooter “Bird Man” Heptner getting treatment for an injury, and the boys all looking at each other, Thomas “Quiet Man” Arnstein calmly walked out of the crowd and took the ball from the referee. The boy from Truckee, who obviously has Tahoe ice water running through his veins, calmly placed the ball in the bottom corner and the Yellow Sub entourage went ballistic. With the man advantage on the field the boys sealed the victory and the game with a third goal from none other than “Captain Clutch” Corban Anderson.
What a great run of success and huge source of pride for the boys, the parents and everyone connected to our soccer club. Over the last three back-to-back weekends, the U18 team have played a total of 17 games. They have won 16. tied 1, scored 43 goals, only conceded 5 goals, and picked up three major soccer trophies.
The Clutch, Corban Anderson, also picked up another back-to-back Tournament MVP award as he was named the Boys Player of Surf Cup by the Surf Cup Committee.
Congratulations to all the players, parents and coaches of the U18 boys.
“We all live in a Yellow Submarine”