This past weekend, West Coast Soccer's U14 Girls team, Krossfire '06 NPL, traveled to San Francisco to compete in the 2020 Juventus Northern California Spring College Showcase. Saturday afternoon matched Krossfire up against the always tough San Francisco Elite Academy 2006 Girls Blue. Krossfire was looking to avenge their previous loss to Elite in NPL Fall season. Both teams battled to create scoring chances. In the 18th minute, Payton Hoover snapped a Macy Kreighbaum pass past the keeper. Krossfire would hold on to the 1-0 lead into halftime. The second half saw Elite come out fighting, knocking in the equalizer 2 minutes in to the half. Krossfire would answer back as Kayla Robinson would launch a shot over the keeper's stretched out arms to take back the lead 2-1. Elite would answer back, though, resulting in a 2-2 draw.
Krossfire lined up for the nightcap match against Davis Legacy 06 White. While Krossfire managed to generate many scoring opportunities, they were just not able to put them away. Davis would sneak one in and hand Krossfire the 0-1 loss.
Sunday afternoon saw Krossfire sitting in 5th place with a match against a very physical Ajax United 06G Green team. Both teams battled back and forth throughout the entire game. In the final minutes of the match, Hoover made a run down the right side of the field and sent in a beautiful cross to Ava Coverdale who perfectly netted the game winner, giving Krossfire the 1-0 victory and jumping them up in the standings to 3rd place.
Next up for Krossfire is a trip to Rancho Cordova for a big NPL Spring Season match against San Juan Spirits 06 ECNL, who are currently ranked 1st in Northern California and 4th nationally.
Pictured: Ava Coverdale and Payton Hoover (9) Celebrating Krossfire's game winning goal against Ajax United 06G Green.