Congratulations to our GU15 Team and their FC Man U Tournament Win!
In their 1st tournament since returning from the high school break, and also in their 1st under new coach Eddie Garcia, the L.A. Premier FC GU 15 White team captured the GU15 championship at the 13th FC Man United Cup, played March 24 & 24 at Veterans Park in Pomona. An early goal by midfielder Cassy Quiring was enough to defeat Fullerton Rangers 1-0 in the Sunday afternoon finale, in a cold windy downpour.
Despite missing key personnel to injuries and personal absences, the team showed dominance throughout the tournament. The team’s defensive group was especially impressive, not allowing a goal throughout the tournament. Competition for the team began with an initial 1-0 victory over Fullerton Rangers, with Emma Piniero scoring the match’s only goal, redirecting Jennifer Lopez’s out swinging corner with beautiful d header. Later Saturday the team defeated Irvine Premier FC 1-0 on a Cassy Quiring goal, assisted by Izzy Dou. In their Sunday morning match the team defeated Diamond Bar Legacy 4-0 featuring a Kayla Valencia brace, and goals by Bailey Simmons and Nora Johnson. Many other chances were create, and the team rarely came close to being threatened during these matches.
This is the team’s 2nd consecutive tournament victory, after capturing a Nomads Thanksgiving Tournament crown just before breaking for high school soccer, after a highly successful fall 2011 CSL Silver Elite season. Coach Garcia and the players are now preparing for and looking forward to, a strong run in State Cup in April!