The 97 girls, riddled with injuries, held onto the 4th place finish, after competing for the past three months with only 11 players. The girls reached the semi-finals, only to fall short 3-2 after conceding the winning goal in the last couple minutes to miss out in the Championship match. Quoted by Coach Adam, “The girls were in control of both games, but the ball just didn’t bounce their way”. The girls will now prepare for the largest Women’s College Showcase event, the Texas Shootout Challenge in Houston, Texas, over the first weekend of June.
The 98 Girls, quoted by a rival club President as "the most improved team in the age group", fought hard to get a 1-0 win over Ahwatukee, taking the 3rd place spot. "However, the girls’ attitude deserved them the gold!” said Coach Ollie.
The 00 Girls, in their first State Cup appearance, beat every opponent in their wake, as they plowed through match after match. The girls showed their pride and perseverance as they took the finals into two ten minute overtimes with a 0-0 score against San Tan. Unfortunately, luck was with the other team, as they ended up losing in PK’s.
The 99 Girls repeated as State Cup Champs and continued their superior reign in the entire age group with a 3-0 victory over Sereno. The girls went undefeated, winning all 6 games leading to their 2nd Championship.
The 94 Boys gave Sereno a run for their money, but ended up losing 3-1 when the final whistle blew. With 12 minutes left to play in the 2nd half, the Blackhawks missed a PK to draw within one to make it 3-2. In the last 10 minutes, the 94 Blackhawks had Sereno on their back heels while they pushed and pressed to close the gap. This was the 8th year with Scottsdale Soccer for many of the team, and we wish these boys well as they pursue college in the Fall.
The 96 Boys continued their "National Stampede" by clinching their 4th consecutive State Cup Title, which is added to the National League Title and the Far West Regional League 2nd Place finish for a Stellar Year of Soccer. The boys won all 6 of their games leading up to this year’s Championship finish!