West Coast Soccer Club Krossfire

West Coast Soccer Club Krossfire 2020 Copa Surf - Olders Qualifier U15 Super White Champions, Back Row: Gabby Carlton, Skyler Ingram, Macy Kreighbaum, Ava Coverdale, Payton Hoover, Jordan Oshana, Brittany Hahn, Jasleen Gasca; Front Row: Diana Guerrero, Madylin Harrell, Adriana Paneda, Mia Howard, Dakota Baird, Kayla

West Coast Soccer Krossfire '06G NPL Win Big at the Copa Surf Qualifier As a late add to the 2020 Copa Surf - Olders Qualifier tournament, West Coast's Krossfire '06G NPL kicked off their spring season playing up in the U15 Super White division. Not sure what to expect having been off the pitch for three months, and playing against older teams, the girls went out and executed the game plan laid out for them. Saturday afternoon 3/1, Krossfire kicked off the tournament with a match against PAC † San Jose Gilroy-Infinity 05 Black. Krossfire wouldn't allow the wind to affect them as Skyler Ingram knocked in the upwind goal off a Paige McLean pass in the 10th minute. Krossfire would battle with PAC the remainder of the half and hold on to the 1-0 lead. The second half saw Krossfire use the wind to their advantage, as Payton Hoover would notch the hat trick and Kayla Robinson would also add a goal to give Krossfire the 5-0 victory. Saturday evening saw Krossfire under the lights on the stadium field, providing the high school game experience for them as they matched up against Players North 05G SS White out of Reno. Clear communication, fast passing, and utilizing the full size of the field helped Krossfire dominate the entire match and gain the 7-0 victory. Hoover once again notched a hat trick while Robinson, Ingram, Gabby Carlton and Jasleen Gasca each added goals. Krossfire entered Sunday's play at the top of their bracket with a six point lead. The first match of the day was against the second place team of MVLA 05G United Green. Krossfire continued to work on their ball movement with crisp passing and calculated shots. The 13th minute saw Hoover knock in the first goal of the game off a pass from Mia Howard to give Krossfire the 1-0 lead. The remainder of the half saw Krossfire and MVLA battle for control of the midfield. The second half looked just like the first as both teams battled for possession. Robinson would put the final nail in the coffin, knocking in a corner kick and sealing the 2-0 victory. The final match of the weekend pitted Krossfire against California Thorns 05G Black. Krossfire once again wasted no time getting on the board as Hoover knocked one past the keeper off a pass from Macy Kreighbaum the second minute fo the match. The Thorns would not give up, though, as they drew a penalty kick in the 26th minute and knocked in the equalizer. Krossfire would take the lead back in the final seconds of the first half as Hoover would net her second of the game. The second half started off just like the first did. Carlton hit a rocket that deflected off the Thorns keeper, but Gasca was right there to put it into the goal. Krossfire would hold on to take the 3-1 victory and the tournament championship. The Krossfire defensive line of Adriana Paneda, Brittany Hahn, and Madylin Harrell was impenetrable all weekend while keeper Jordan Oshana finished stopping 9 of 10 shots and only giving up the lone penalty kick goal. When asked about how he felt the team performed this weekend, coach Troy Dayak said "We entered this event to work on some things and the girls executed perfectly and had fun!” Next up for Krossfire is the 2020 Juventus Spring Showcase in San Francisco March 7th and 8th.