Beach FC G04 Nunes team finished what they started last spring, with a State Cup Championship on Sunday, March 5. Playing against a very fast and athletic UIFC Venom team, Beach FC was able to get the game winner late in the second half and win 1-0 in the State Cup final.
Last season for Beach FC G04 Nunes was a successful one on paper, but their coach did not see the growth he desired on the field. In spring the team made a decision. The team decided that it wanted to play a better style and brand of soccer. It did not want to rely on its raw talent and pure athleticism to win games anymore. Starting in the South Bay PDL, where the team played small sided games all spring, they started to focus on a more possession style soccer. They worked hard at it over the next few months. That mindset continued through a very difficult and competitive season where they took 2nd place in their SCDSL Tier 2 bracket. The team fell short of first by only a couple points but it left them hungry for more.
Beach FC G04 Nunes entered State Cup hoping to have a strong showing and showcase their development. Placed in what was posted as the “Group of Death”, Beach FC knew they would have a difficult route to the cup. The uphill battle would start early in the first game of the tournament. After going down 2-0 in the first game of State Cup, Beach FC turned it on. They came back to win that game 3-2 and never looked back. They won all three pool play games, scoring 12 goals in what was considered the most difficult bracket of the age group. That challenge in pool play prepared the team for the knockout round as it faced 5 more very strong teams in route to the Championship.
It was one game at a time for Beach FC. The opponents down the line were too good to look past and the task would have been overwhelming. In the end though, Beach FC found itself raising the State Cup trophy and celebrating their journey. They will now go to Salt Lake City, Utah to compete in Regionals the week of June 12. There they will represent Beach FC and Cal South and play for the Regional Championship.
Congratulations to Beach FG G04 Nunes for your accomplishments. Your hard work is paying off and we are proud of you. Keep it up and good luck at Regionals!