The G00-B side won the U15 Division 1 tournament with a pair of close contests at Starfire. They slipped by RVS in the semifinals Saturday with a narrow 1-0 decision. On Sunday, the Shadow ladies captured the title with a 2-1 overtime victory over WPFC.
Maddy Hassett and Ashlyn Eggleston shared time in goal in the championship effort for the Shadow, leading the team to the shutout performance against the Slammers on Saturday. Emma Knudson provided the winning strike on a ball from Marissa Orino.
The result set up a rematch with WPFC, who had won their group and defeated the visiting Shadow, 2-0, in the preliminary stage.
Orino turned goal scorer in the championship game, taking advantage of a goalkeeping error from WPFC. The contest, though, needed extra time to determine a winner, but the Shadow only needed two minutes before Chelsea Koker delivered the winning strike on a through ball from Orino.
"I'm very proud of the way the group played all year and they deserve all the credit," said head coach Brock Ogami.
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Despite plenty of attrition from injuries and more that left the squad at 11 players for the tournament, the G97-A ladies reached the U18 tournament championship game with a 2-0 victory in the semifinals Saturday against Seattle United to set up a rematch with PacNW, which the Shadow had beaten 1-0 in the the first weekend of group play. PacNW, however, went unbeaten after dropping what was their opener and blanked Spokane 4-0 to take the championship.
The G00-A came up short in an eight-goal affair with Seattle United in the U15 tournament semifinals Saturday, falling 5-3 at Starfire. Seattle United lost 2-0 in the final to Washington Rush.
The run came to a close for the G99-B ladies in the U16 Division 2 bracket Saturday at Starfire as they were knocked out of the tournament, 2-1, by Blackhills, who went on to win the title via penalties.