U16 Girls Gold Win State Cup!
U16 Girls Gold:
The 1:15 game featured the U16 Arsenal Colorado Gold team playing Real Olympico. Although this was the U16’s first time to the final the team has made steady progress in reaching the final as they were Quarter-Finalists at U14 and Semi-Finalists last year at U15. The game started well for Arsenal as Grace Cutler won the end line and served a great ball into Bailey Zehr to make the score 1-0. The game continued back and forth for the remainder of the first half. The two teams continued battling through the 2nd half as Real equalized mid-way through the 2nd half. Arsenal gained the momentum after this and began applying a lot of pressure on the Real goal. Arsenal was awarded a corner kick and after a poor clearance by Real Morgan Abbitt scored the game winner, with about 10 minutes remaining in the game, off of a great half-volley from the top of the 18. Arsenal managed the remaining time well and won their first State Cup Championship! Morgan Abbitt was named the Arsenal MVP of the final.