RAGE U14 HawkThe U14 Rage Hawks soared into the Walnut Creek Fall classic and ended the tournament

undefeated and un-scored upon


On the opening day of pool play, The Hawks faced a pair of team teams in their first test of the

tournament. In game 1, The Hawks got off to a fast start with a driving goal from Meena Alexander.

The defense, anchored by Kristen Greene frustrated the Walnut Creek attackers and turned away all

advances. The Hawks took complete control of the game in the second half. Hawks keeper Carly

Muser did not face a single shot as the defense neutralized anything in their zone. Eunice Jung

completed the scoring for the Hawks with a breakaway led by a well placed ball from Maddie Hill and

the game ended 2-0. It was more of the same in game 2 as the Hawks controlled the tempo of the

game facing the Walnut Creek Wildcats. Megan Stewart started the scoring with a driving shot off a

direct kick that found the corner of the net. Cindy Zhao and Colleen Eichhorn combined to provide

perfect protection for the Hawks keepers. Olivia Murphy broke free late in the first half and drove the

ball into the net for a perfect finish to the half. The Hawks continued to dominate the second half

with Meena Alexander placing a opportunistic shot into the net off a perfect entry pass from Sophie

Clinton to end the game 3-0.

Day 2 opened with an early match up against the Dublin Earthquakes. The game opened in a tight

defensive battle. The Hawks keeper, Aly Lee, made several outstanding stops with Sofia Wreden

and Kyra Shah anchoring a strong defense to maintain a 0-0 halftime score. Injured Center Mid

Samantha Nimmo noticed an opportunity and a quick position switch paid off as Kate Battaglia

pushed to ball forward to a waiting Carly Muser and the game winner for a 1-0 finish. The tight battle

earned the Hawks a spot in the next round!

The final match up against the Walnut Creek Wildfire was more of the same as the Hawks opponent

had no luck breaking through the defense to pressure the ball. The Hawks secured a score in each

half and ended the game 2-0 and the tournament with a perfect record not allowing a goal


After the final whistle, the coaches, Steve Nimmo and Tom Zhao watched as the Hawks hugged

each other and celebrated a successful tournament. The Hawks, with their outstanding team play

and support throughout the tournament, earned the recognition of completing the weekend,

undefeated and un-scored upon at the 2014 Walnut Creek Fall classic.