06 Krossfire advance to State Cup finals

West Coast’s premier 06 girls team, Krossfire, went into Saturday with a single-elimination quarterfinals match against Mill Valley Rockers 06. Krossfire kept the pressure on Mill Valley, creating many scoring opportunities. This pressure finally paid off about halfway through the second half when Kendra Riddiough was able to put one in past the Mill Valley goalkeeper. Krossfire would hold on to the 1-0 lead and finish the match with the win.

With the morning win, Krossfire drew a semifinal match against Santa Cruz Breakers 2006G White. The first half looked similar to the first game. Krossfire continued to create scoring opportunities, but just couldn’t find the net. Krossfire went into halftime knotted at zeroes. After the half, Krossfire came out with a spark. Alana Albarran connected with Summer Lane who put Krossfire up 1-0. Stout defensive play by Brittany Hahn, Madylin Harrell, Ariana Butler and Adriana Paneda kept the Santa Cruz attack at bay. Krossfire would hold on to get the 1-0 victory.

Next up for Krossfire is a championship matchup against crosstown rivals, Livermore Fusion for the Premier 3 State Cup on February 24th at 10:45am in Modesto.