GU 16 – Disney Showcase Champs

GU16’s 2014 Disney Soccer Showcase Champions Our GU16’s had an early flight to catch on Monday, Dec 30th soccer together, which is what they love to do. In the end, they proved it by taking home the Disney championship with a record of 3-0-1.

The girls were traveling to Orlando Florida where they were invited to play against some of the best teams in the country and also be seen by some of the most prestige colleges and universities. By the end of the week, over 100 of these school’s coaches will have watched them play.

The Showcase was held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney World. The fields were amazing and the competition was fierce.

After a rough night of jet lag and players battling flu type symptoms, the girls opened the Showcase against a very strong Tennessee team who they had not seen since the National Championships two years ago. Our team had its chances but the game ended in a tie, 0-0.

Over the next two days, the girls felt much better during their 2nd teams from New Jersey and then Florida. By the end of the 3rd and had only one goal against them. This earned them 1st they would meet a very good Detroit Michigan team.

The Finals were played the next morning at 8am. It was a cool 40 degrees in Orlando, Fla. Their opponents were a strong and well coached Detroit team ranked 1st game, our girls had the wind at their backs and took the fight to the Detroit team. In the 2nd gave some back. At the end of regulation, it was 0-0. After two 5 min overtimes, the score was still the same. It took 5 PK’s by both teams and several heroic stops by our goalie before Beach FC 97 was crowned the 2014 GU16 Disney Soccer Showcase Champions! . But they were traveling and playing day, our team had scored thirteen goals in their bracket and a place in the Finals where