Released: January 9, 2011
Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting ’97 White Team for kicking-off the 2011 year with a championship victory in the U13 Girls Gold Bracket at the Stanford Winter Turf tournament on January 8-9th. The girls earned a trip to the Finals after finishing first in their bracket by posting three straight shutouts: 2-0 over Sunnyvale United 97G Red, 2-0 over Peninsula Power 97G, and 1-0 over Sacramento United Extreme 97G. In the Championship match, Sporting 97G White played a tough ACC Mavericks squad, trading goals in the second half to finish tied 1-1 after regulation so the game went to PKs. After 6 rounds of kicks from the penalty mark, the Sporting girls prevailed, closing out an exciting weekend of soccer by bringing home the Gold Cup! The Sporting ’97 girls White Team are now ranked #6 in Northern California by GotSoccer.com and now led by head coach Veronica Zepeda.