Sharks Girls U11 White Team wins United Cup

Front row (L-R): Maddie Cramer, Kaileigh Bolden, Paige Parker, Lexi Greene, Leonie Glaesner, Carolina Nelson and Maggie Watts. Middle row: Phoebe Lemon, Karina Parikh, Jaelyn Nelson, Andie Gately, Brenda Bakhit, Victoria Smitham and Asha Gidwani. Back row: Coach Armando Gutierrez. Not pictured: Olivia Crosbie, Mila Kennedy and Ava Salami.

Congratulations to the Sharks U11 White Team for winning the United Cup over Labor Day Weekend in Orange County. The girls played six games over three days in the Premier flight, placing second in their bracket after scoring 21 goals and allowing 3. Armando Gutierrez coaches the team.

In the semifinals, the girls defeated Heat FC from Nevada (0-0), winning in penalty kicks, 3-2. The final against Legends FC Black was a tough game ending in 0-0. The Sharks girls won the trophy after playing overtime and keeping their composure by scoring all 5 penalty kicks, and an outstanding save by their goalie.