WEST COAST WILDFIRE 01 Girls (8-1-0) crushed through the opposition with an undefeated season earning a NPL 2 Championship. Thanks to an attack that scored 39 goals and a defense that allowed only 9, Wildfire will be promoted to NPL 1 next spring. On Saturday Wildfire met with Placer Gold in the NPL showcase in Davis Ca. Starting off Wildfire was Jaden hall, scoring on a corner kick from Fayth Hinojosa, Putting wildfire on the board first at 1-0. Wildfire remained dominant in the first half playing great defense from Meredith Hagler, Fayth Hinojosa, Arianna Moore, Kate Wallace, Julianne Munoz and Isabela Saavedra. Solid midfield play from Samantha Montes, Jessa Lyons and Kayla Grisham allowed the persistent attack from forwards Savannah Seals and Savannah Boone to provide Tatiana Elsea the chance to net the second goal for wildfire before the end of the first half. Second half Placer came out firing, scoring one bringing the score to 2-1 but Jaden hall would find Amiah Leak with a nice cross giving West Coast a 3-1 lead. Placer would score again but it wasn’t enough, as Wildfire would edge them out with a 3-2 win.
On Sunday wildfire Met with Folsom Earthquakes. Earthquakes started it off early taking the lead at 1-0. After a slow first half Wildfire answered back in the second half with a beautiful goal from Savannah Boone assisted by Tatiana Elsea tieing up the game at one a piece. Earthquakes would score again and take the lead 2-1. With both teams in a continuous back and forth battle Wildfire would answer back with a goal from Jaden Hall assisted by Precious Martinez leaving the game at a 2-2 draw and the Wildfire a undefeated NPL season. “The Wildfire could be the most explosive group of players in the state in the 01 girls age group. We are packed full of talent and firepower, I️ can’t wait to continue my work with this team to see just how far we can go” says Coach Troy Dayak. Next up West Coast Soccer will take the Wildfire and an unprecedented 6 teams down to San Diego for the prestigious Surf College Cup held in San Diego over Thanksgiving weekend.
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Precious Martinez helps the Wildfire control the tempo even with multiple college coaches looking on throughout the game.