Pictured: Top Row: Sydney Goodwin, Nadia Sherman, Jillian Barth, Coach Sara Girotto, Kira Korsak, Hailey Garvin, Hailey Brackett. Bottom Row: Mina Shokoor, Madylin Harrell, Ciella Seals, Ariana Butler, Dakota Baird, Alana Albarran.
West Coast Soccer’s youngest team, Krush, kicked off the NorCal Premier Soccer U10 Gold Division Fall League this past weekend with a pair of shutout victories.
Saturday saw Krush opening the season at home taking on their crosstown rival, Livermore Fusion. Possession went back and forth for most of the first half. In the 20th minute Krush were awarded a free kick that Nadia Sherman netted in the goal, giving Krush a 1-0 lead. Krush came out in the second half with all cylinders firing. In the first minute of the half Hailey Garvin connected with Dakota Baird for the 2nd Krush goal. Fusion tried to push through and get back in the game, but the Krush defense was just too much. Goalkeeper Jillian Barth fended off 5 shots earning the clean sheet while Ariana Butler, Sydney Goodwin, and Alana Albarran held down the back line. Krush added 2 more goals near the end as Nadia connected with Ciella Seals to put Krush up 3-0 and Ciella connected with Hailey to bring the final score to 4-0.
Sunday saw Krush traveling to Dublin to take on Dublin High Energy. Nadia took a pass from Alana and put Krush on the board first, going up 1-0 in the 4th minute. Krush then kept putting on the pressure. Madylin Harrell intercepted a ball and put it on net to put Krush up 2-0. Hailey Brackett then took a pass from Nadia and battled to get it in the net in the final seconds of the half. Krush went into halftime up 3-0. The second half was all Krush. The defensive line of Sydney, Ariana, Kira Korsak and Alana kept High Energy from ever getting a scoring opportunity. The middle of the field was held solid by Mina Shokoor and Nadia who pressed the ball into the offensive zone throughout the entire half. Madylin took a pass from Nadia and scored to put Krush up 4-0. Just over 3 minutes later Madylin intercepted another pass and netted a hat trick. Krush would go on to win 5-0.
Next up for Krush are their first two State Cup games next weekend.