The WV Eagles 03B Maroon team were crowned U10 Silver 3 Champions at NorCal State Cup tournament after playing a total 9 games: three 1st-round seeding games, three 2nd-round re-seeding games in Sacramento area, finally three single-elimination playoff games in both Sacramento and Manteca. The game records are here.
During the playoff games, the Eagles dominated the Quarter-Final game with a resounding 4:0 win.
In the Semi-Final, facing a talented team, down 0:2 with just 15 minutes left, the Eagles refused to give up. They stormed back to score 3 unanswered goals within 10-minute span to fight off elimination.
In the Final, facing a tough and physical team, again down 0:1, Eagles fought back to tie 1:1 before half-time. In 2nd half, down by 1:2, they fought back relentlessly to tie 2:2. The Eagles finally won the game on a corner kick to seal the victory.
It’s hard to beat a team that never gives up. Talent wins games, but good coaching, teamwork and team spirit win championships.