Youth Soccer News: GU9 2014 Surf Thanksgiving Tournament Champions
The San Diego Surf Girls U9 team completed a fantastic Thanksgiving soccer weekend, winning the Surf Thanksgiving Tournament for their age group.
After a heart-breaking first game loss, the girls fought back hard, winning their next four games to gain a place in the finals. The girls went on to beat Legends FC 2-1 in a nail-biting final showdown, demonstrating incredible stamina and strength throughout the last seconds of play.
“I thought the girls played very well and earned their championship through consistency,” said Coach Luke Sanford. “The girls have been growing and maturing as players throughout this year and that really showed this weekend.”
“I am incredibly proud of these young ladies and their work ethic, willingness to defend, and courage to pass and share the ball going forward. More exciting, though, is the growth in camaraderie and friendship within the team,” said Sanford. “The Surf Thanksgiving Cup is a great tournament because every game brought quality opponents and the environment is as good as it gets in youth soccer. The quality of the fields at the SoCal Soccer Complex allowed us to pass the ball with confidence and play the way we try to teach our girls to play, which was truly fun to watch.”