The U12 Girls Blue team represented the Capital City Streaks at the prestigious Atlanta Cup tournament September 2 -5. An exciting 3-1 win against MidSouth Futbol Club 2000 Girls from Memphis got the tournament off to a good start. Our 2000 Girls Blue team followed up with a 6-2 win Saturday afternoon against the Roswell Santos 00 Red from Roswell, Georgia, to cap off a successful day.
Sunday’s challenge, also from the Atlanta area, was Concorde Fire Central White. The game ended in a 2-2 tie, but because of their dominance in the early rounds CCS qualified as the first place finisher in their bracket giving them a spot in the Semi-Final round on Sunday afternoon where they again met and this time defeated the Concorde Fire White with a tight 1-0 final score.
Despite the rainy weather, the team was cheerful and upbeat as they entered the championship game Monday against the Augusta Arsenal Gunners 00 from Augusta, Georgia. Their spirit could not be dampened. Regulation play ended with no score. The AASC Gunners came out on top with a goal scored in the last five seconds of the second half of overtime play.
Scoring the weekend goals for CCS were Maylon Davis, Haley Jolly, Tara Katz, Mary Martin Mooneyham, and Hayden Tipton. Goalkeepers throughout the weekend were Mallory Houlditch, Bea Richardson, Hayden Tipton, and Mary Stuart Tipton.
During the awards presentation, Coach Jodie Smith told the team …”you go as a team to tournaments to challenge yourselves against good competition. And I think we accomplished quite a lot over the weekend. Be disappointed, but be proud of how well you did this weekend, because I am very proud of you all”. The girls demonstrated teamwork, adaptability, and a determined spirit showing that they never give up.
Congratulations to the CCS00G Blue, Finalist in the Atlanta Cup!
First Row – left to right: Austyn, Barnes, Tara Katz, Haley Jolly, Maylon Davis, Hayden Tipton
Top Row – left to right: Mallory Houlditch, Abbey Engles, Mary Martin Mooneyham, Cayla Williams, Bea Richardson, Mary Stuart Tipton
Not Pictured: Coach Jodie Smith