Manchester Soccer Club GU15 ends successful season

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Back row: coach Gus Del Medico, Maddison (Mad Dog) Bernard, Hannah Lewis, Katie Whitmore, Michaela Naylor, Erin Murphy, Cambrie Stearns, Beka Runnals, Ashley Mangold, Marissa Hastings, Selena Reyes, Coach Bill Murphy. Front row: Samantha Avalos, Chiara Masci, Nadia Del Medico, Leilani Andrada , Madison Williams, Ericka Banda, Diana Maldonado, Samantha Queen.

The Manchester SC GU15 team completed another successful season in 2011 Presidio Soccer League action with a record of 11 wins, 2 ties, and 1 loss with 37 goals scored and only 6 goals conceded, finishing second in the AA-A South division. The GU15 goalies posted 9 shutouts during the season. This comes on the heels of a 2010 season where they won the AA-B South division with a record of 13 wins and 1 tie, where they scored 45 goals and conceded only 3 goals with 11 shutouts. The team not only plays great soccer but also plays a clean game with only 1 yellow card in the past three seasons. In addition to their league success, the team played in three tournaments this past summer; advancing to the finals in all three, winning two of them. Along with victories in the Manchester Cup and Pegasus Cup, the team was a finalist in the Notts Forest Memorial Day and Rockstar Cup tournaments in 2011.

In 2012, the team will be moving to the SCDL as it seeks tougher challenges in the soccer world. The planned tournament schedule for 2012 includes the State Cup Presidents division, two college showcases, the Mustangs tournament in Danville as well as a return to one of San Diego’s premier tournaments, the Pegasus Cup.

These girls have worked hard for their success with commitment, dedication, and sacrifice as the key ingredients.

   
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