97G Green Are Magic Cup Champs, AGAIN!!

2008-09 Back-to-Back Champions

Photos by Ken N - check-out more action photos from Day 1 and Day 2 at the Magic Cup   
Congratulations to the Sporting ’97 Girls Green Team (U12 Girls), for winning the 2009 Magic Cup Tournament on August 29-30th, and becoming Back-to-Back Champions!  This year’s field was stacked with some of the top ranked teams in NorCal.  The Sporting girls went undefeated in their bracket with wins over Orchard Valley Heat, 2-0, De Anza Force, 2-1, and the Mustang Outlaws 3-1.  After winning their bracket, the ’97 girls faced another NorCal powerhouse, the Mustang Xplosion; the Xplosion also went undefeated in their bracket play.  The finals were set for a great game, and the top two teams in NorCal did not disappoint.  Sporting took the lead mid-way through the first half with a great shot from just outside the eighteen to beat the keeper.  Sporting had couple more opportunities but couldn’t find the net.  The second half was equally as exciting and both teams came out ready to play.  Xplosion had a couple chances but the Sporting defense and keeper were on their game.  The final whistle blew and the Sporting girls held the 1-0 lead to become Back-To-Back Magic Cup Champions!  Next stop for the team is the So Cal Blues Cup Tournament this coming weekend in San Juan Capistrano.