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By Becky McDougald, 10/03/19, 5:30PM PDT


West Coast Warriors 01 girls outshine all the competition to win the Championship in the Super Group of the Central Valley Surf Champions Cup.

On Saturday West Coast geared up to play the #3 ranked team in NorCal, Ceres Earthquakes. Arianna Moore got things rolling for West Coast with a nice assist to Mia Mendoza putting WCS up 1-0. Next, Jaden Hall would find Mia again to make the score 2-0. West Coast would find the net 2 more times in the first half with goals from Jaden Hall and Heather Tarabini for a half time score of 4-0. Midfielders Kaitlin Carlton Ashleigh Ward, Melanie Nguyen, Francesca Pereira and Fayth Hinojosa kept the ball moving while making great passes up and down the field. During the second half West Coast Warriors would score three more times with one goal from Heather Tarabini and the other two goals coming from Mia Mendoza who orchestrated a four goal “haul” game.   Earthquakes would turn up the heat but were unable to get through Warriors stingy defense led by Leila Ganz, Ari Moore, Holly Mcritchie, Jordan Brown and Linsey Plant who held the #3 state ranked Earthquakes scoreless. Goalie Tori Morfin registered the shutout out win with a final score of 7-0.

West Coast Warriors faced Earthquakes East Valley who came out firing to score the first goal. The lead would not last long as Jaden Hall found Heather Tarabini for a score to tie the game at one a piece. Beautiful passing by Fayth Hinojosa Kaitlin Carlton, Jessa Lyons continued to keep the ball in play. Defender Julianne Munoz made a run up the sideline and crossed to Heather Tarabini to take the lead before the half at 2-1. Second half both teams would continue a back and forth battle but West Coast 01 Jaden Hall flew up the middle of field to put the ball in the back of net strengthening the lead to 3-1. West Coast defense kept Earthquakes to a scoreless second half solidifying the 3-1 win.  On Sunday West Coast faced a tough Revolution SC, although Revolutions goalie proved to be extremely stingy throughout the tournament midfielder Fayth Hinojosa got things started with a beautiful shot right over Revolution goalies fingertips putting WCS up 1-0. Revolution played a quick restart and hit a nice shot to tie the game up 1-1 before the half.  
Second half West Coast offense came out firing and again midfielder Fayth Hinojosa put the moves on the revolution defense to find Caitlin Garrison who scored on left side of goal giving West Coast the lead at 2-1. Great defense by Leila Ganz, Ari Moore Jordan Brown Lindsey Plant and Julianne Muniz held revolution offense scoreless the remainder of game. Jaden Hall solidified the win for a final score of 3-1.

Championship Game,
West Coast Warriors faced off once again against East Valley Earthquakes for the Championship match of the tournament. East Valley with something to prove would come out fast and aggressive but it was the speed of West Coast forward Jaden Hall crossing to Heather Tarabini again to give West Coast a 1-0 lead. Jaden Hall was a nuisance on opponents outside backs and slotted another beautiful cross this time to Ashleigh Ward who perfectly placed the ball in the back of net increasing the lead to 2-0. Asleigh Ward scored again with another shot just before the half to put West Coast up 3-0. Second half the EV Earthquakes managed to get a goal off a loose ball in the box from a corner kick making the score 3-1. West Coasts offense iced the Earthquakes defense and the match by scoring twice more with goals from Mia Mendoza and Jaden Hall for a final score of 5-1 in the Championship match.  “I’m just so proud of these young ladies, I have coached them for many years now & this will be our last Central Valley tournament together as our team is made up of seniors and will be graduating next year.  I will miss them so much” said Head Coach Troy Dayak.  West Coast Warriors 01 will be back in action next weekend for NPL Champions League play. 

West Coast Warriors U19 Girls win Surf Champions Cup