The Impact 03 Girls Green team, led by Coach Curt Cox, started off the new season last weekend with a strong showing at the Pleasanton Rage College Showcase, which attracts more than 200 teams from ten states. The action started off Friday morning against Slammers FC from Southern California. Over the course of the weekend, Impact played four games and came away with four hard earned victories. There was only goal scored against the defense in the entire Showcase.
The stellar defense was led by Kira Hardwick, Makenzie Hewison, Hailey Brambley, Holly Ahlswede, Mia Goldston, and Anna Barnes who all assisted Keeper Kendall Erickson in shutting out their opponents in the final three games of the tournament.
The offensive attack scored a total of nine goals throughout the four games played. The offense began with Omaryana Wilkerson, Brooklyn Perdue (two goals scored), Maddie Cardenas, Brianna Claudio, Rylie Stiglich, Tiana LaFleur, Erin Strain, and Samantha Rodgers, who burned up the midfield, created chaos, and opened up multiple scoring opportunities. Striker Ella Roberts added three goals over the course of the tournament.
As a result of their hard work, the girls won first place in their bracket and are looking forward to the challenges in the season ahead.