The West Coast Krush 05 Girls team closed out Fall League this past weekend, playing three games in three days.
On a cool Friday night under the lights at Fallon Park, Krush faced off against neighboring Dublin United 05G Premier in their first game of the weekend. Midway through the first half, Kayla Robinson battled for possession of a Dublin goal kick, winning the ball then, after maneuvering around a midfielder, shot the ball just outside the 18-yard box, inside the post for Krush’s first goal of the game. Krush maintained the 1-0 lead into the second half, where they scored four more goals. Makena Ross lead the second half scoring charge with back-to-back goals scored within three minutes of each other, with Jadynn King earning the assist on the second goal. Krush sealed the victory in the last five minutes with their final two goals. First, Kira Korsak intercepted a Dublin goal kick, then passed the ball back to Carly Singleton, whose shot from outside the 18-yard box went right past the reaching hands of Dublin’s keeper. Two minutes later King scored the fifth, and final, goal of the game, off a Dublin clearing pass from a Krush corner kick play. Final score 5-0, with goalie Cassidy Pearson earning the shut out.
After Saturday’s 4-1 loss to California Magic 05G (with Hailey Rodaer scoring Krush’s lone goal), Krush returned to Livermore for their final game of the season against Piedmont SC Highlanders 05G Purple. Piedmont took an early lead, but Krush tied the game later in the first half after Singleton crossed the ball to Julia Morfin, who shot the ball straight into the back of the net. Krush and Piedmont continued to battle during the second half, with Krush attacking on several fronts, but in the end the game finished in a 1-1 tie.
The Krush team, comprised of Brooke Gale, Vanessa Gomez, Khushleen Hothi, Kimmie Keller, Paige McLean, Victoria Rivera, Lauren Stoneberger, King, Korsak, Morfin, Robinson, Rodaer, Ross, Singleton and Pearson, played solidly throughout the weekend. Krush coach Stuart Rafferty had this to say about his team’s overall season, “Krush is now settling into a team formation and working hard for each other, we are looking forward to working on things throughout the winter.”