The West Coast Kaos U15 girls wrangled the competition at the 2017 Mustang Stampede to bring home the championship cup. The girls harnessed 4 shutout wins on their way to the final.
The competition started with a 3-0 win over the USA Stars on Friday night. The action began with a solid shot from Midfielder, Daisy Samuelson, giving Kaos the first goal of the tournament. Outside-mid, Jordyn Silva, followed with another goal from a rocket shot from the right that cleared the reach of the Star’s Goalie. Kaos capped off the win with a third goal from a perfectly placed pass from Midfielder, Alyssa Williams, to Forward Sami Wilson, who tapped it in.
The second game, against the Blackhawks, Kaos gave up 2, one in each half. Both Blackhawk goals came for loose balls in the box that ricocheted around before Kaos defenders could clear them. This would be the only loss of the tournament and the only goals given up by the Kaos Keepers.
With one win and one loss, Kaos headed into their third match of the tournament in a win or go home situation. Kaos faced a familiar Blues FC team. The battle was evenly matched for most of the game with both sides making runs and getting in scoring situations. A breakthrough for Kaos came in the last 15 minutes of the match when a free kick was awarded. From the right side, Midfielder Kate Zeck fired a long shot that found the top left corner to the net. Kaos moved ahead 1-0. Kaos’ defensive line of Kelsey Brumm, Gaby Casillas, Alondra Higareda, Maddie Long, and Peyton Wooten and Keepers, Maddie Mannina and Ashley Levi, are credited with shutting down the Blue’s aggressive Forwards. The 1-0 win advanced Kaos to the semi-finals.
In the semi-finals, Kaos met another familiar team, Atletico Santa Rosa. From the start, Kaos took control and went on the attack. Despite several shots on goal, the first half ended 0-0. Midway through the second half, Kaos earned a corner kick. Silva delivered the ball into the box where Zeck headed it into the right side of the goal. Kaos moved ahead 1-0. Atletico could not answer and the match ended with a Kaos win and spot in the championship match.
In the championship match, Kaos faced the Greater Seattle Surf FC. Kaos came to the match with the heart and the desire to bring home the championship. The first goal for Kaos came in the from Forward Anaya Shelton who handed it off to Wilson to finish. Kaos moved ahead 1-0 going into the half. The second goal of the match came from a free kick from Zeck to Silva who maneuvered around Seattle’s defense to nail a goal. Kaos moved ahead 2-0 with no time left for Seattle to recover or answer. West Coast Kaos was crowned the 2017 Mustang Stampede Champions.