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U12 Girls Lakefront Classic Showcase Champions

By Gord Macdonald, 06/23/17, 3:30PM EDT


West Ottawa Soccer Club's U12G Red team played at the Lakefront Classic Showcase Tournament in Webster, NY last weekend. The girls played some impressive soccer, improving their decision making, working hard and finishing chances, but  most importantly enjoying the experience.  These girls are very competitive but truly work hard for each other and have developed a lasting bond.

During the tournament the girls went four wins without a loss to make it into the final - however, due to weather conditions, the final match was replaced with a FIFA penalty shootout between the two finalists.  All the players and Coaches involved wanted to play the game but safety first.  Our girls held their nerve and won the shootout 6-5 claiming the championship.  Head Coach Steve Loomes said "For me it's about seeing these young athletes not only improving their soccer but discovering leadership and collaboration and just being passionate about soccer. We faced a tough opponent in the semi-final but we never stopped working and that's the mentality we want".