In their first competition since winning the MCSA Fall Classic Tournament, in undefeated games, the Hurricanes have won the PWSI Ice Breaker, going undefeated, again. The girls were a little nervous for their first game against the Loudon Dynamite, but as soon as the ball started moving, the girls took command of the field, pounding Loudon 5-0. Morgan scored twice, Paige, Christine, and Ariela (playing forward for the first time in a tournament) scored one goal, each. Caitlin D, from her center mid position, assisted on 3 of the goals. Next, the girls took down the Blackwatch, 6-0. Paige put the ball in the net twice from her left forward position, Caitlin D, Morgan, Ariela, and Nicole each scored one goal. Sunday morning the girls took on the SYA Inferno. Rachel, from her full back position, scored our first goal, firing high and powerful from over 20 yards out, into the top of the net. Christine scored our second goal, but the Inferno came back, scoring twice in the last 4 minutes of the game to tie the score. But, a tie was good enough to send the Hurricanes to the finals. The SMU Rockets proved to be the toughest team we faced in the tournament, however the girls were able to defeat them, 2-1, on goals scored by Morgan and Paige. Sarah and Caitlin O, while not scoring in this tournament, kept the pressure up, firing many times on the opponent’s goal in each game. In their forward positions, Sarah and Caitlin O tackled the ball away from opponents in our attacking third before they could pose a threat. Throughout the tournament, as the scores attest, our defense was awesome. Our goalies, Alysia and Kelly, not only kept the ball out of the net, but were praised by opposing coaches on their punting skills. Julia, in her full back position never let an attacker past her with the ball. Tackling the ball, she frequently blew past the attackers and defenders to challenge our opponent’s goal. Based on the performance the girls turned in, the upcoming season will be an exciting one.
Some photos of the championship ceremony are currently available: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vyshurricanes/sets/72157600027848254/