July 22, 2012
Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting ’99G Black team for winning the 2012 Diablo FC Summer Classic Cup this weekend. The girls went undefeated in the tournament in some very hot weather out in Diablo Valley. Sporting played great soccer all weekend, beating the Mustang Blast 99G 2-1 to start out the weekend. A hard fought 0-0 tie came in the second game against Rocklin Youth SC Impact under hot temperatures. On Sunday the team played against the Tri Valley Samba team needing to either win 4-0 or have the Mustang Blast beat, or tie, Rocklin for Santa Clara to advance to the final. Mustang ended-up beating Rocklin 3-0, and with Santa Clara won 3-0 against the Samba team which advanced the '99 girls to play Diablo FC Blue in the championship match.
The final game saw Diablo FC Blue score first in the first half, then Sporting leveled the game with a goal and the game ended in a tie. After two overtime periods without either team scoring a goal, the game went to penalty kicks. The Santa Clara goalie ended-up saving three penalty kicks to win the championship!
Great job and congratulations go out to the players, coaches and parents.