CSC wins state title
Pictured are back row, left to right: Assistant Coach Jen Sees, Sydnee Smole, Julia Alfano, Claire Schimmack, Head Coach Mike Sanders, Megen Kilkenny, Nicole Bedwell, Emily Tibble, Assistant Coach Lynne Swanson Front row, left to right: Kylie Judd, Carin Currier, Breghan Theis, Kinley Sanders, Addie Swanson, Emma Sees, Abbie Johnson, Reyna Moore
The Chugiak Soccer Club Tsunami recently competed in the Alaska State Cup Finals soccer tournament in Kenai, where they posted a 2-0-1 record to claim the state championship for the U-12 girls division. The win qualifies the team for the Regional Soccer Tournament to be held in Hawaii next June.
The 2012 Alaska Youth Soccer State Cup ran from Aug. 1-5 at the Kenai City Fields. 38 teams played in the tournament with over 600 players participating in divisions ranging from U-12 (under 12) to U-17 for girls and U-18 for boys. Teams traveled from Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau to participate in this year’s competition.
The Tsunami girls played the Fairbanks Eclipse to a 2-2 tie after leading most of the game 2-0 to open the tournament, then beat the Cook Inlet Velocity team to earn a berth in the championship game against Eclipse.
The Chugiak girls led the championship 2-0 before Fairbanks came back to tie the game with less than 10 minutes to play. With less than three minutes to play, Nicole Bedwell scored on a breakaway pass from Megen Kilkenny to score the go-ahead goal in the 3-2 win.