Thunderbird Spirit Takes Championship in Fort Bragg
08/16/2010, 9:12pm PDT
By Soccer Fan
Spirit take home the title!
The Vacaville Thunderbird Spirit U15 girls’ soccer team traveled to FortBragg for a tournament and returned with the championship in the U16 division.The team won four straight games to capture the title.They opened with wins against Roseville 3-1, Loomis 2-0, and Santa Rosa 5-0.They battled Santa Cruz to a 0-0 draw at the end of regulation and won the championship when Madison Kelly, the Spirit goalkeeper, stopped four of five penalty shots while Sophia Ordonez sealed the victory with her penalty shot.The Spirit also had goals from Rebecca Lehman (3), Danyela Zabat (2), Haylee Pedro (2), Alaina Casazza, and Joanna Chenaille.Mia Horn, Lauren Hesterman, Amit Dhillon and Megan Frizzie contributed great passing and assists for the offense.The defense which allowed only one goal all tournament was bolstered by powerful play from Haley St. George, Sarah Case, Colleen Turpen, and Makayla Modin.The Spirit plays their next tournament in Napa in early September.