January 17, 2012
The Santa Clara Sporting ’99 Girls White Team opened their 2012 soccer season winning the U12 Girls Gold Division at the 2012 Palo Alto Winter Turf soccer tournament on January 7th-8th. The team won an exciting championship game 4-3 during a penalty kick shoot-out against the DeAnza Force Blue team when the Santa Clara goalie blocked a penalty kick. The team went undefeated in bracket play to reach the Finals. They won two games (2-1 over Central Marin Magic, and 2-0 over Alpine Strikers FC 99G Red), and tied the Mission Valley United 99 MVU Girls Black team 1-1 in their opening match. Congratulations to the players, coaches and parents.