Our 96 Girls Elite won the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association 2009 State Cup, with storms clouds overhead and multiple weather delays as the girls maintained a stern focus. The team got off to a blazing start scoring 5 goals in their opening match. Competing in the Under 13 Classic Division A the girls went 4-0 overpowering the Summerville Soccer Club 5-0, Long Bay Soccer Club Phoenix 3-0, Upstate Soccer Alliance 95 Valkyries 2-1 and James Island Youth Soccer Club U13 Red 1-0.
Moving into the State Cup the girls had a combined Fall and Spring Record of 16-0-1. The battle for the State Cup Championship was an anticipated rematch against the James Island Youth Soccer Club U13 Girls. Over the past 2 seasons our girls were 3-0-1 against James Island and expected a tough battle. The entire match was a defensive clash but the 96 Elite outlasted their opponent and prevailed victorious.
The team scored 11 goals for while the defense allowed only 1 goal against with 3 shut outs. Our goalkeeper made great stops throughout the tournament and made critical saves in the Championship Game. This is the 2nd year in a row the U12 Academy Girls have brought the trophy home to our club. Many thanks go out to the parents and family that provided support this past year. Well done girls and coach on winning the 2009 South Carolina Youth Soccer Association State Cup!!! Good Luck to you all at the 2009 Region III Presidents Cup.