West Coast Warriors started off the tournament against a well organized Cencal Cosmos team from Fresno. Although scoring first a lapse of focus allowed Cencal to score two goals in 10 min handing the Warrior a 2-1 loss.
West Coast NPL 02 Girls meet Santa Cruz Breakers in the second game and were determined to show coach Dayak that they were ready. Warriors posted a shutout 2-0 win with goals from Kaitlin Carlton and Jaden Hall.
Sunday game matched up West Coast against 1st in bracket East Bay Eclipse, Warriors worked the ball magically through midfielders Mia Mendoza, Isabella Mello, Joselyn Herrera, Mikayla Lohman, creating multiple scoring opportunities. Warriors got the 2-0 win in the Semi Final with goals by Kaitlin Carlton and Kaila Vasconez to put them into the finals.
The final would be a rematch against Cencal who beat Warriors in the first game of the tournament. Warriors came out focused and ready to compete and scored just before halftime from a foul on Julianne Munoz who was on a breakaway towards Cosmos goal when she was taken out by Cosmos GK. Jaden Hall stepped up and scored a perfect penalty kick to give the Warriors the lead. The team defense led by Leila Ganz, Lindsey Plant, Ari Moore, Jordan Brown, Faith Hinojosa, Kaila Vasconez, Makayla Marinaro held strong as GK’s Victoria Morfin and Morgan Blankenship registered their third shutout in a row. “I can’t say enough good things about these young ladies, they continue to be coachable and executed perfectly to win the cup” touted Coach Troy Dayak. Next up for team Warriors is NPL league play and a series of top College Showcases