In their quarter-final match, Krush faced off against Ajax United 05G White. Krush scored in the first four minutes of the game when Daisy Tompkins crossed the ball to forward Katelyn Cainey who fired a close range shot in the upper corner of the net. Both teams battled hard the rest of the game, neither team managed to score again in the close contest. Final score 1-0, with Krush moving on to the semi-finals.
Krush’s met Blues FC 05G White on the pitch in the afternoon State Cup semi-final game. In another close game, Krush’s determination showed in their play throughout the match. After finishing the first half 0-0, Krush doubled their efforts in the second half, with a sequence of strong plays that finally paid off, Hailey Garvin sent the ball up the field to forward Presley Perez, who maneuvered the ball past the Blues’ goalie for the only score of the game, with six minutes left to play, earning Krush a trip to the Premier State Cup finals. Final score 1-0 Krush.
“These girls put their heart and soul into the games and the results showed,” Krush Coach Sara Girotto said of her team after Sunday’s games.
Krush goalie Jillian Barth earned the shutout victories for both games, aided with strong defense play by defenders Kaya Whittaker, Katherine Phelps and Kira Korsak. Midfilders Makenna Galvan, Tompkins, Garvin demonstrated strong passing skills throughout the day and forwards Cainey, Perez and Kimmie Keller kept challenging the opponents’ defenses.
Krush will face Union Sacramento FC Union FC 05G in the Premier State Cup final on Sunday, February 12. For more about Krush and the West Coast Soccer Club, including upcoming tryouts for West Coast Teams, please visit www.westcoastsoccer.org.