Sporting 95B Green Win Surf Thanksgiving Cup

Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting 95 Boys Green Team for winning the 2009 Surf Thanksgiving Cup last weekend in San Diego. The team could not play their first bracket game against Escondido SC FC Heat because it rained so hard on Saturday morning, so the tournament officials determined the game winner would be decided on a penalty kick shoot-out. Sporting won the penalty kick shoot-out 5-4. The team rolled-over the Pateadores White Team 5-0, then dropped a game 0-1 to Eastside FC Red from Washington.  Santa Clara advanced to the Semi-Finals and beat PQ Premier Red 3-1 to earn a berth in the championship match. Sporting battled the Surf SC Academy Team in the finals, and were winning 1-0 until the final two minutes when the host team from San Diego got an equalizer goal. Both teams fought through two 7 minute golden goal overtimes with no goal which sent the game into a penalty kick shootout. Sporting won 6-5, with their goalie making a great save for the win! Congratulations to the team, coaches and parents.