Santa Clara Sporting ’93 Girls White Team at 2009 District 2 Cup
Santa Clara Sporting ’94 Boys at 2009 District Cup
The Santa Clara Sporting ’93G Green Team, Sporting ’94B and Sporting ’93B were crowned 2009 District 2 Cup Championship last weekend (Oct 3-4). All three teams earned their second consecutive District Cup Championships. The Sporting ’93 Girls White Team finished in 2nd place overall after playing into double overtime and loosing a close game in a penalty kick shoot-out against the MVLA Ice Breakers.
The Sporting ’94 Boys White Team were crowned U14 Champions in the Gold Bracket with a 2-1 win over the West Valley Spartans. The team scored 11 goals during the tournament.
The Sporting ’93 Girls Green Team competed-up in the U19 Age Group, and finished the tournament undefeated with a 1-0 victory over the Monterey Panthers, a 2-0 win over Alum Rock Barcelona, and a 1-1 tie against Burlingame Fury 92 in bracket play. The team defeated the DeAnza Strykers 3-0 in the championship match to win the tournament.
The Sporting ’94 Boys Team swept their competition and also went undefeated scoring 20 goals and only letting one into their net all weekend. They racked-up 16 goals during bracket play with a 8-0 win over Palo Alto White, 5-0 over San Carlos Flames, and a 3-1 win over Mt Hamilton PAC Cosmos. They finished the 2009 tournament in a 2008 District Cup championship rematch against the Palo Alto Blue Team. Last year Sporting won 1-0 in a closely fought game, and this year the team played to a 0-0 tie during the first half playing into the wind. The team took to the field the second half with Morgan Hill winds to their backs and scored their first goal within a minute after kick-off when a crossing ball was met with a diving header. That goal broke the Palo Alto defense and Sporting went on to win 4-0 to earn them back-to-back championships.
The Sporting ’93 Boys Team also repeated as back-to-back District Cup Champions with a 2-1 victory over Real Athletico FC Chivas. Sporting defeated Mission BASFC 1-0, Real Athletico 2-1 and Juventus Elite 93 4-0 during bracket play.