July 2, 2013
Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting 99G White Team for winning the U13 girls Premier Group at the US Club National Cup XII West Regional Tournament held June 22-25 in Davis, California. Santa Clara defeated the Extreme 99 team 3-2 in the Championship game to claim the title. The Sporting girls went undefeated throughout the tournament scoring 11 goals while only allowing 2 in into their net. They drew a 0-0 tie in their first game against the Wild Fire team, then crushed the Milan Team 6-0 in their second bracket game. Playing-off the confidence of their second match, they beat the California Northstars 2-0 and maintained a clean-sheet not allowing any goals into their net. The championship final was a hard fought battle with Santa Clara coming-out on top 3-2. The girls now qualify to compete in the US Club Soccer National Cup Finals to be held July 18-21 at Aurora Park, Colorado. Congratulations and good luck to the players, coaches and parents!