Pleasanton Rage u9 Orange girls soccer team hoisted the State Cup championship trophy this weekend. The Orange finished #1 atop a field of 72 teams. The girls, led by coach Axel Thibodeau, beat Davis Legacy Red in the Semifinal by a score of 3-0 earning a chance to meet their nemesis, Mustang Xplosion, in the Final. The girls executed beautifully finding the net in the first ten minutes on a beautiful cross and then again midway through the second half on a rocket from outside the penalty box. The defense held staunch and the Orange prevailed 2–0.
This was quite a year for coach Thibodeau’s side – having won Rage Showcase, the BooFest, and now State Cup. A fantastic group of girls, includes Abby Mai, Aishwarya Anburaja, Alden Hofstede, Aleka Mandava, Ava Haviley, Eva Torrico, Gianna Guerrero, Gianna Owens, Presley Cash, Reese Gotchall, and Riley Horn. Congratulations girls!