Sporting'97 White Win Soccer Palooza Championship

Team Wins Exciting Penalty-kick Shootout

Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting ’97 Girls White Team for winning the 2010 Soccer Palooza tournament (formerly called Battle By The Bay) during the weekend of September 25th-26th in Union City, CA. The team won all four of their games, outscoring their opponents 19-1 during the two-day event. The girls won their first game 7-0 against Newark Barcelona, and then defeated San Ramon Azuri 4-0. On the second day, the Sporting girls clinched their bracket with a dominating 6-0 performance versus Sunnyvale United 97 White, earning their 2nd trip to this event’s Championship match in three years.

In the Finals, Sporting 97G White defeated De Anza Force 97G Blue by a score of 2-1; a game which ended in kicks from the penalty mark and with the Sporting Girls storming the field to celebrate their 3rd tournament championship in 2010.  Congratulations to all the players and coaches!