Santa Rosa United Tremors Victorious in State Cup Top Bracket!
The Santa Rosa United Tremors finished up a tough schedule with a 3-1 win on Sunday vs Mustang Pride.The top 8 teams in Northern California went into the finals two weeks ago and the TREMORS came out on top. A overall total of 9 games were played in the State Cup draws and the Tremors were undefeated tallying a total of 31 goals and only 2 against.
In the final vs Mustang Pride the Tremors pulled out ahead 1-0 when a corner kick from Alyiah Shields was answered by Jordan Girman with a nice header. Mustang pulled even with a nice shot from about 25 yards out. But the Tremors continued the strong pace as Kitana Gonzalez popped one over the keepers head to make the game 2-1. Second half was equal until with about 10 minutes left to play when Grace Radeski struck a beautiful ball to the far post for the final tally to end the game with a 3-1 score. All the girls played well as as the defense of Hannah Maillard, Candace Hillegas, Leanna McMahon and Brianna Van Geissen stiffled the Mustang attack. In Goal, Megan Klee took command of her area controlling the defense and making it difficult for the Pride to get break-aways. The midfield, played by Jordan Girman, Alyiah Shields,Terra Ziemer, Carly Hittenmiller and Grace Radeski played well possessing the ball and doing a great job of distributing the ball to the forwards. The forwards, Gabby Albavera, Kitana Gonzalez, Nicole Hakel and Jensen Hedly, had many attempts on goal and kept a constant attack on the Mustang defense. In the end the Tremors followed Coach Gilson’s plan of possession soccer and it showed in the outcome.
CONGRATULATIONS TREMORS NOR CAL STATE CHAMPS!!!!!