Congratulations to the Pleasanton RAGE U11 Orange team on winning the 2015 Santa Cruz Breakers Cup – Premier Division.
The team, coached by Darin Preszler, went undefeated to win the championship. Together with her tremendous defenders, goalkeeper Elizabeth Fineberg did not allow a single goal in four games. On the offensive side of the field, Mia Corpuz, Emma Fuller, Alura Hagan Kaitlin Lemus, Alana Owens, Shiranika Rajsekar, and Kiana Tahmassebi were tenacious in their possession of the ball, passing and communication. The defenders, Casey Currie, Ava Hofstede, Paige Morgan, Kelly Queen, and Elizabeth Williams, were relentless in keeping the ball on the opponents’ side of the field and pressuring the other team to turn the ball over. In pool play, RAGE outscored their opponents 7-0 with goals by Emma Fuller, Alura Hagan, Alana Owens, and Kiana Tahmassebi. The team won the championship game 1-0 with seamless defense, and a second half goal by Emma Fuller. Winning the tournament was a tremendous team effort, and all the girls were instrumental in winning the trophy.