01G Williams are Finalists (lose in PKs) while 01B Melton reach Semi's (lost in OT)
Two weekends of soccer culminated into a 00 Girls Presidents Cup Championship for the 01 Beattie Girls (Pictured). After rolling through their bracket last weekend the stage was set for the semi-finals and finals this weekend.
In the semi-finals the girls faced the 00 MWC Fusion. The girls took control early and played an outstanding first half, creating several chances. After hitting the post several times and having several near misses the girls cashed one in and took a 1-0 lead into half. A sluggish start plagued the girls in the second half but they regrouped and put the game away midway through the second with a 2-0 lead. A very well deserved win and a great game plan by Coach Beattie.
The final was a rematch with 00 Sheffield. The previous meeting ended in a scoreless draw and the girls were looking to get on the board early and keep up the pressure. The girls did not disappoint with clinical precision they moved the ball up an down the field creating several early chances. Ten minutes in a nice pass found a streaking forward who slid a nice left foot shot to the corner. The girls gained a 1-0 lead and would not look back. The clinic continued and more great play resulted in another goal just before half to take a commanding 2-0 lead. The second half was more of the same with the girls dominating every phase of the game. A great pass to the wing resulted in a nifty goal to the backside for a 3-0 lead. And to complete the rout the girls scored directly off a corner kick. The final score was 4-0 and the dismantling was complete.
The 01 Beattie Girls playing up in the 00 division were the 2012 President's State Cup U12 Girls Champions. Well done Girls!!!!
Congratulations also goes to 01G Williams who played two OT periods in the Final missing several great changes but just couldn't put it away. They ended up losing in PKs for a 2nd place finish. 01B Melton battled in a back and forth semifinal and ended up losing in the 2nd OT period. Congratulations to all the teams!!! We are proud of you!!