The West Coast Kaos U15 girls went undefeated to sweep their bracket at the Rage Showcase this past weekend. Kaos beat 4 teams, scored 9 goals, and only gave up 2 to finish with 35 points, 9 above their closest competitor.
In their first college showcase of the season, Kaos faced four strong competitors from central and northern California. In game one on Friday, Kaos met a scrappy Cal Odyssey team from Fresno. Kaos scored first and held the lead most of the game. Late in the second half, Odyssey intercepted a pass in the backfield and executed a shot on goal to make it 1-1. With seconds left in the match, Alyssa Williams crossed to Melanie Nguyen who fired a shot from the left and into the back of the net. Kaos moved ahead 2-1 and the victory.
Game two against the Folsom Earthquakes was a comfortable 2-0 win for Kaos. Goalies Maddie Mannina and Elle Hillar recorded the shutout.
Late Saturday in 100-degree heat, Kaos faced a very physical Cencal Cosmos team. The Cosmos managed to score first and held their lead through the first half. At the start of the second, Forward Anaya Shelton was fouled in the box and Kaos was awarded a penalty kick, which tied the game up. With about 12 minutes left in the second half, Midfielder Kate Zeck, moved the ball up the middle and cleared a pass to Forward, Sami Wilson on the right. Wilson fired off a shot into the net, which moved Kaos into the lead. But the Cosmos did not give up. They kept their attack going until the final whistle. Kaos logged another 2-1 win.
In the final match on Sunday, Kaos faced the Union Sacramento NPL team. The first goal of the game came from a long kick by Goalie, Maddie Mannina, which was picked up by Forward, Sami Wilson who ran past the defenders to deliver a goal. Kaos went on to score two more make it a 3-0 victory.
The nine Kaos goals scored at the showcase were distributed across the team with 2 coming from Forward, Anaya Shelton, 2 from Forward Sami Wilson, 1 each from midfielders Kylie Gregory, Jordyn Silva, and Melanie Nguyen. 2 other goals came from penalty kicks by Alina Garcia and Kate Zeck.
West Coast Kaos now travel to southern California for another college showcase tournament. In the fall, Kaos will play Norcal Premiere’s National Premier League. Follow Kaos and the other girls and boys teams of West Coast Soccer club on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.westcoastsoccerclub.com.