Ladies U16 Gold Team Finish as State Cup Finalists
By Allie Dosmann
The U16 Girls Gold team made it to the finals in State Cup on Sunday, May 12 and fell to Kings Hammer Academy. Their success was much anticipated after years of hard work as the majority of the girls have played together for the past five years.
Head Coach Glen Tourville has been with the team since U11.
"When they were younger, there were other teams that were bigger, stronger, more athletic and we’d make mistakes and give the ball away and other teams would score and we didn’t always win, but we always outplayed a lot of our opponents," Coach Tourville said. "Now we’re turning that quality possession and ability to outplay our opponents into results too, so we were able to have a very convincing run in state cup."
The final score of the game was 4-1, but was much closer than the scoreboard represents. The Crew had chances throughout the game including several breakaways that were just unable to go in the back of the net.
The team is optimistic looking forward, setting new goals and proud of the type of soccer they are playing.
"It’s the style of play our girls are committed to... We possess as much as we can and we try to play the game properly," said Coach Tourville. "We are the only team I have seen in the state that when we win the ball, we will make three to ten passes every time."
Tourville had nothing but positive words to say about the team’s success.
"It’s rewarding to see a team that has put in the effort to get something tangible from that commitment to soccer excellence."