Huntington Beach, CA, February 27, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- South Coast Bayern’s U9 Girls found new ways to win games during the first weekend of Pool play in the girls under 9 soccer club championships at the Soccer Complex in San Bernardino, CA. Winning their past two tournaments on stifling defense, the South Coast Bayern G99 team showcased precision offense in winning two games on Saturday, February 21 before completing their winning weekend with a 3-2 victory over Chelsea G99 on Sunday.
Despite going undefeated in the first weekend of Cal Cup, the victories were hard fought contests. Down 2-1 at half time versus Laguna Niguel SC Saturday morning, SC Bayern G99 roared out of the gates to start the second half behind Rachel Shubin's two goals and one assist to take a commanding 5-2 lead; before surrendering a late goal to win 5-3.
In their second game Saturday, the South Coast Bayern girls under 9 soccer team again pushed in a flurry of goals, winning 6-1 over San Clemente United, helped by a natural hat trick from forward Emma Clark.
First half goals on Sunday by Rachel Shubin and Hannah Nosek had SC Bayern up 2-0 over Chelsea G99. But by midway through the second half Chelsea managed to tie the game at 2-2. With the pressure on to strike back quickly, SC Bayern's Madison Macias took the ball all the way down the left side of the field before blasting it top shelf from a steep angle and finding the back of the net.
Following the game Sunday, SC Bayern's coaches were happy at the results but far from satisfied. Addressing the team, Director of Soccer Development Bobby Bruch said, “We started to bunch up in this game. We have to do better; we have to maintain our shape."
Coach Eddie Flores echoed: “I'm proud of you girls, but we left a lot of goals on the field. We need to make sure we have our heads up, that every pass has a purpose. Connect."
About South Coast Bayern:
Inspired by professional soccer club FC Bayern, South Coast Bayern is a youth club soccer organization dedicated to providing a regional soccer program that fuels enjoyment of the game, develops soccer skills, and promotes integrity in young boys and girls. With more than a dozen boys and girls teams ranging from U8 to U19, South Coast Bayern offers a structured program that emphasizes discipline and sportsmanship. At SC Bayern’s soccer club, family involvement is encouraged to help create a unified soccer community and support for the youth players. As players progress in skill and game understanding, expectations for team play can vary from player to player. Players are selected for teams based on age and a tryout process.
South Coast Bayern offers an empowering experience for all participants, with a focus on individual skill and awareness and developing players to their utmost potential. Club goals for our teams are to develop players who:
1. Show enthusiasm for the game and respect for fellow players, coaches and referees.
2. Exhibit growing understanding of the game, soccer etiquette, and rules of soccer.
3. Maintain a sufficient level of fitness and show consistent skill improvement.
4. Are committed to travel and regular attendance at games and practices.
5. Have a high degree of mental presence, focus and attention.
6. Have fun while improving skills.