The West Coast Krush 05 Girls team kicked off the 2017 Spring Season with
two games this past weekend, coming away with a record of 1-1, playing for
the first time in the 11 v 11 format on the full-size field.
Krush’s season started early Saturday morning in Concord against Diablo FC
Blues. Both teams started off a little slow, adjusting to the larger field
size, but Krush demonstrated strong passing techniques as the scoreless half
came to an end. Krush changed that status shortly into the second half when
Hailey Garvin scored off a pass from Sutton Denny, putting Krush up 1-0.
Diablo FC responded midway through with a breakaway goal to tie the game,
but Krush came back with a response of their own. With minutes left in the
game, Krush, keeping the pressure on Diablo FC’s defense with multiple shot
attempts on goal, Mia Mirante received a rebound and passed the ball off to
Denny, who quickly smashed the ball into the back the net, for Krush’s
second, and final, goal of the day. Final score 2-1 Krush.
Sunday morning saw Krush facing off against neighboring Pleasanton Rage
Premier 05 at Val Vista Park in Pleasanton. A close match from the initial
kick-off, Rage got on the scoreboard first, scoring the first goal of the
game ten minutes into play. Krush countered two-thirds of the way through
the half when Hailey-Anne Stubbles scored on a breakaway play, tying the
game 1-1. Rage put up one more goal before the end of the half, making it
2-1 Rage. Both sides battled back and forth throughout the second half, and
although Krush had a few good looks at the net, neither team managed to
score. Final score 2-1 Rage.