Youth Soccer News: RSF Attack GU15 Win Copa Del Mar Sharks Invitational
Rancho Santa Fe competitive soccer club, RSF Attack GU15 team highlights at Copa Del Mar soccer tournament.
Copa Del Mar 2011 Champions
Back row: Coach Maddie Tantillo, Gabby Scott, Lindsay Gatto, Emily Port, Alexsys Stroh, Cassidy McSkimming, Ashley Watkins, Rachel Thompson, Makenzie Tucker, and Madi Coughlin
Front row: Rebecca Sabala, Grace Busby, Riqa Johnson, Mikayla Mesker, Remy Schwartz, and Addison Simon
Coach Maddie Tantillo’s RSF Attack GU15 squad won the Silver bracket at last week’s Copa Del Mar Sharks Invitational Tournament . The girls topped the Mission Viejo Pateadores Blue, 3- 0, in the championship game on Monday, August 1.
The girls dropped their first game of the tournament to the same Pateadores team (0- 1) but improved their play in the following game with a win against Carlsbad Lightning (1- 0). Midfielder Makenzie Tucker scored the solo goal and strong defense lead by Goal Keeper Alexsys Stroh and defenders Ashley Watkins, Rachel Thompson, Zoe Tierney, and Madi Coughlin sealed the win.
They followed that victory with a 1- 0 win over NorCal’s Mustang Mavericks in the semi-final. Defender Rebecca Sabala scored off a free kick and strong play from mid fielders Riqa Johnson, Emily Port, Gabby Scott, Cassidy McSkimming, Carmen Lugo, and Lindsay Gatto helped to control much of the game.
In the championship game, Tantillo’s girls came out strongly and were ready for a rematch with Pateadores Blue. Forward Remy Schwartz scored a pair of breakaway goals and Mikayla Mesker tapped one by the keeper to round out the 3- 0 victory. Forwards Grace Busby and Addison Simon also moved the ball well and had several scoring opportunities in the championship match.
"The girls improved their play and their attitude throughout the tournament”, said Coach Tantillo. “We have been training hard this summer and hope to keep up the hard work. We hope to accomplish many more things the remainder of the season."
Up next for the team is the Attack Summer Classic the weekend of August 20- 21 where they are the returning 2010 Girls U15 Silver Champions.