West Coast Soccer Club U9 girls team Krew led by Coach Sara Girotto, began Round 2 of 2013 NorCal U9 State Cup play with full force on Saturday, November 2nd in Stockton. Krew faced the IR Lady Strikers of Brentwood, in the first match of the day. Taryn Richey scored the first goal of the match, early in the game, with an assist by Mia Hess. Leslie Mangskau drove the ball down the field and scored a goal for Krew. Shortly before the end of the half, Taryn Richey drove the ball down the field and scored another goal for Krew. Krew’s defense and goalie, Emily Eccelstone, held Strikers scoreless and the score at the half was Krew 3, Strikers 0. At the start of the second half of play, Taryn Richey scored a 3rd goal for Krew and earned her first “Hat Trick”. Krew’s defense continued to dominate and Strikers were still unable to score. Elissa Giuliacci scored the final goal of the game with an assist by Priscilla Gonzales. Krew defeated Strikers with a final score of Krew 5, Strikers 0. For the second match of the day, Krew met Benica Arsenal. Mia Hess put Krew on the scoreboard first with an assist by Leslie Mangskau. Elissa Giuliacci dribbled the ball down the field for a goal to bring Krew up by 2 at the half. During the second half of play, Macy Roberts scored a goal with an assist by Taryn Richey. Krew’s fierce defenders, Mia Mirante, McKenzie Wherrey, and Emily Hollingshaus and goalkeepers Emily Eccelstone and Eliza Williams kept Arsenal scoreless throughout the match. On Sunday, November 3rd, faced NYSA of Novato. Novato started the game with a quick goal in the first few minutes of play. Krew answered with their own goal by Taryn Richey with an assist by Elissa Giuliacci and the score was tied at 1 point each. Novato again scored just before the end of the first half and the score was Novato 2, Krew 1 at the half. Krew came back with a mission in the second half and scored quickly with a goal by Leslie Mangskau, assisted by Priscilla Gonzales. Krew’s defense held Novato scoreless in the second half and with just seconds remaining in the game, Taryn Richey scored the game-winning goal with an assist by Mia Hess. Krew defeated Novato 3 to 2. In the Quarterfinal round, Krew battled Danville’s Mustang Explosion. Both teams were equally matched offensively and defensively throughout the game. Late in the first half, goalkeeper, Emily Ecclestone, mistakenly stepped over the ill marked goalie box and Explosion was given a penalty kick. Explosion scored from the PK and the score was 1 – 0. Shortly following the Explosion PK, a foul was called on Explosion and Krew was given a PK. Leslie Mangskau took the PK and scored a bellowing goal and the score was tied, 1 – 1. Throught the remainder of the first half and the entire second half, Krew and Explosion battled back and forth, but neither were able to score. The match went in to double overtime and the score was still tied. Finally, the match went to penalty kicks. Krew topped Explosion in PKs, with kicks from Emily Eccelstone, Elissa Giuliacci, Macy Roberts and Pricilla Gonzales. Krew goalkeeper, Emily Eccelstone, successfully block several Explosion kicks and Krew defeated Explosion. Krew will travel to Manteca, Saturday, November 16th, to face FCA Chelsea, of Castro Valley in the State Cup semi-finals. Pictured is the Krew with Coach Troy Dayak in front of the West Coast Soccer Club bus.