GREAT KICKERS —€” Freedom '98 members brought home the second-place trophy after an intense tournament earlier this month. Front row, left to right: Paige Garvey, Sarah Kelly, Brittney Johnson, Jaycie Schenone, Shannon Fuchs, Bonnie Ford, Anna Ottley and Alyssa Balga. Back row, left to right: Coaches Beth and Ed Fuchs, Payton Garvey, Olivia Teerlink, Alexa Gisin, Hannah Lewandowski, Megan Gisin, Laurel Pyle, Natalie Cowlishaw and Coach Jeff Lewandowski. (Not pictured: Riley West, Kayla Galet and Kara Fukui). Courtesy photo


American River girls soccer brings home silver

By August 15, 2011

SACRAMENTO — The American River FC U14 girls’ soccer team, Freedom ’98, placed second at the Suntan Classic Tournament, Aug. 6-7, hosted by the Sac United Soccer Club at Cherry Island! This tough Freedom team beat out their competition all the way to the finals.

They won their first game 4-0 against East Diablo’s Impact Xplosion. In game 2, they defeated MVLA’s Cobras ’97 3-2. A 3-1 win followed in game 3 against the home team, Sacramento United’s Extreme ‘97. The finals against Cap FC United ’98 saw Freedom ’98 apply consistent pressure throughout the game but were unable to capitalize on their chances, losing the game 1-0.  Throughout the tournament, Freedom ‘98 displayed great possession style soccer as they continue to grow as a team.

American River Futbol Club is the Division 1 competitive soccer program for ARYSL. The club is affiliated with both CYSA and US Club Soccer and offers an alternative to higher-priced programs in the area. ARFC services Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer counties. For more information visit

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