Congratulations to the Hurricanes on their first championship victory. In their first game on Saturday, they beat the MCSA Junior Majestic Gold 1-0 when Rachel fired a shot, from well outside the penalty box, high and into the net. Saturday afternoon they took on the VISTA Washington Freedoms and defeated them 2-1. Caitlin O. scored our first goal on an assist from Caitlin D. Morgan secured our victory, scoring the second goal on a pass from Nicole. Sunday morning we faced the CYA Bobcats and needed a win or tie to get into the finals. The Bobcats scored first, but we got back into the game when Rachel made a beautiful corner kick and Kelly tipped it into the goal. At the end of the game Kelly took a powerful shot on goal from midfield, bouncing off the goalie, into the goal. However, the referee had blown the whistle after the kick, but before the ball entered the goal and disallowed the goal. We would have to settle for a tie. In the finals, we took on the Arlington Dynamo, defeating them 1-0. Our only goal was scored on another beautiful corner kick, this time by Sarah. The ball was trapped by Morgan on the far side of the goal and passed to Nicole, who put it into the goal for the win. It takes a team to win games. Throughout the tournament Julia, one of our fastest players, supported both our forwards, many times carrying the ball down the field to them, and our defenders, dropping back to cover in front of our goal, from her center midfield position. Allie played strong and agressively in her left forward position, blowing past defenders and firing on goal in every game. Paige, Ariela, and Rachel provided a strong defense shutting down charges on our goal and getting the ball out of our defending third. Our phenomenal goalies, Alysia and Kelly stopped a total of 35 shots on our goal over the course of the tournament. The win provided a fantastic ending to a wonderful season for the Hurricanes.