The tournament held March 5 & 6 was hosted by the Juventus Sports Club and featured teams from Canada, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California. This was the second consecutive shut-out championship at Juventus for this tough Eclipse ’96 team. The girls should be credited with great team defending as they gave it all they had and were successful in keeping a single team from scoring a goal. The offense was on fire as they took advantage of their opportunities, resulting in an 8-0 tournament total.
The first game, a 4-0 shutout against Castro Valley SC, saw the girls completely dominate as the opponents were only credited with one shot on goal. The Eclipse goals were scored by Shelby King, Olivia Frace, Sammi Fowler and Elyse Douglas. In the second game, they went up against a tough Juventus side to defeat the home team 1-0. The game winning goal was scored with less than three minutes to play by Elyse Douglas hitting a beautiful high shot from 20 yards out, beating the goalkeepers out stretched hands. In the semi-finals, against a physically strong and tenacious Santa Barbara SC team ended in a 1-0 victory with Marissa Ribero scoring the game winner. This advanced Eclipse ’96 to the finals where they played an aggressive and technical game against Placer Alliance FC and won 2-0 for the championship! A great team effort was certainly achieved with the first goal of the game, finished by Marissa Ribeiro. The final goal of the championship was a long outside shot that was scored by Selena Brewer. Congratulations to our U15 Eclipse ’96 girls on their championship. The girls are currently scheduled to play in the quarter-finals of the NorCal State Championship Cup on March 19 and finished as the Champions in the Nor Cal Premier League. For more information visit www.eldoradounited.com.
Team members are Madison Campos, Selena Brewer, Elyse Douglas, Alison Rushing, Lupita Gutierrez, Alyssa Bontkowski, Olivia Frace, Sammi Fowler, Brittany Gisin, Shelby King, Brittany Adams, Marissa Ribeiro, Alivya Wimmer, Anisa Brosamle, Keana Viss, Ciara Woo and Jenna Viss. Coach is Jaimy McLaughlin