Sporting '98 Boys Green Team win College Surf Cup

The Santa Clara Sporting 98 Boys Green Team won the 2014 College Surf Cup U16 Championship last weekend in San Diego. The boys drew 0-0 against the Olympia FC Team (Ranked 4th in Texas) to open their Surf Cup run, then defeated the Heat FC 99 NPL Team from Nevada with a 2-0 score. The '98s won their third game by a score of 2-1 over the United FC B98 Gold Team from Southern California.  Winning their bracket gave the team an added boost of confidence as they headed into their semi-final game against the California Rush Saldana Team from Southern California. Cal Rush were semi-finalists in the USCS West Regional Tournament back in June and a strong opponent, but Santa Clara fought a tough battle and won the game 2-1 to earn a spot in the Finals.

Sporting would face their third Southern California opponent in the Championship Match; the LA Premier FC White Team which soundly beat Diablo FC, Sacramento United and Albion SC with a 3-1 score in each game to earn their spot in the Final. Sporting won the game 2-1 and brought the prestigous College Surf Cup trophy back to Northern California. Congratulations to all the players and Coaches.