Wayne County United Soccer Club SMS U15 Girls led by Coach Todd Forgette extended their season over the weekend, participating in the North Carolina FC Youth Recreation Cup.
A core group of 14 competitive girls traveled to WRAL Soccer Park Saturday and Sunday for competition. These girls were surprised to be placed in the U18 High School Division but were undeterred.
They opened the tournament early Saturday morning with an exciting 2-1 win over the Cary Spirit. Game two proved to be a difficult test as the girls played against an all High School Team: RAL Angels (the eventual weekend Champions).
Although they lost their second game, they took 16 shots while only facing eight.
Sunday’s opener was against the favored CARY Scorchers but the WCUSC SMS U15 girls were well-rested. With 9 of 14 shots on goal, the girls engaged in a fierce 3-0 win.
Heading into their final game the girls were on top of the division with a record of 2-1-0. In extreme heat on Sunday afternoon, WCUSC SMS U15 girls gave it their all.
Having taken 23 shots in the game with 15 on goal, the girls struggled to convert.
It was a ferocious battle that ended in a tough 2-1 loss resulting from an uncontrollable deflected ball for the SWSC Lady Stallions that found the back of the net.
These girls had a great time, applying all they learned throughout their inaugural season.
Their defense remained aggressive and aware throughout the tournament playing shoulder to shoulder and never giving up ground. Midfielders maintained command of each game controlling the ball, directing traffic, and switching the field from left to right.
The team was relentless, made runs, played defense, and challenged loose balls.