It has been a long layoff for the West Coast Kaos. Our last official game was May 30. With nothing but scrimmages and Sand Soccer games for the last 6 weeks, the girls went into the San Jose Super Classico tournament needing to get back into the game.
Things didn’t start off so well with a messy 2-0 loss to the Central Valley Quakes, the home team of the tournament. The girls had a quick turnaround time, playing again 90 minutes later. Coach told the players to focus on their passing and ball control. The girls took his words to heart in a clean 4-0 win over the East Bay Eclipse. Two goals each by Taylor and Katie Z, powered the team. The goal-tending tandem of Tori and Hailey put up the clean sheet.
Going into the final game of the bracket, early Sunday morning, the Kaos needed to get a good showing to make the finals. The girls did one better, putting up another 4-0 shutout, this time against the Tracy United Rapids. Two more goals from Taylor, and one goal each for the Jennas (Jenna N and Jenna L (aka Cookie)) and another clean sheet, this time by Jenna N and Hailey. With the win, the Kaos went into the finals and a rematch against the CV Quakes.
The finals game was a tough fought defensive battle, with neither side cashing in on their few opportunities. Solid defense and net-minding from Tori and Jenna kept the Kaos in a 0-0 tie until about 5 minutes left in regulation. Taylor took a pass down the left side turned to her right foot and put a beautiful shot into the upper right hand corner of the net. From here, the defense took over and stifled the Quakes for a 1-0 win and the Super Classico Championship.
Great tournament Kaos. Bring on the fall season!
West Coast, you know!