West Coast Wildkatz advance to State Cup Final Four

The #1 ranked U12 Girls soccer team in California, West Coast WildKatz 05G continued with State Cup play in the quarterfinals on Sunday, January 22nd in Modesto.  In the Norcal rounds 1,2,3 of State Cup play the WildKatz walked away with not only wins but no goals scored against them in regulation play.  Wildkatz advance to quarterfinals where they faced rival Diablo FC from Concord.  Although West Coast dominated the first half of the game it was scoreless at halftime. In a physical hard fought battle Katie Strong opened up the scoring for the WIldKatz midway through the second half. Strong put the game out of reach with her second goal of the game to help seal the victory to advance. Later in the day, the WIldKatz faced Santa Rosa United for the semi finals. The game was evenly matched and both teams battled to a 0-0 draw and went onto two five minute overtime periods, the game was still tied forcing penalty kicks to determine who moves onto the state final. WildKatz fell just short as Santa Rosa United walked away with a 4-3 shoot out win.  The WIldKatz will continue with State Cup play as they take on Ajax Green in the battle for 3rd place in the State Top 8 Bracket on February 12th. “We are really proud of this U12 Wildkatz team, coach Marlon Fernandez has done an unbelievable job preparing them” says West Coast DOC Troy Dayak who is taking the rains for the Wildkatz in the future.  “The Wildkatz 05 Girls will be moving up to full field, 11v11 play this upcoming year and Coach Dayak is our specialist in that area, it will be great to see them continue their development at our club” – Coach Fernandez.