McLean Green United – U12 Girls, were placed in the “Ultimate” flight, the top of 4 flights within the U12 age group at the Ultimate Cup in Richmond, VA over the weekend of February 23-24, 2013. Other Teams in the Ultimate Flight included: Beach FC, Richmond Kickers, CASL Elite, FASA Elite and SOCA Express Elite.
McLean Scored 25 goals and only gave up 4 finishing first in their bracket with wins of 6-1 and 6-0. They moved into the Semi Finals vs SOCA Express Elite in which they won 6-1 setting up a championship game against CASL, a team McLean played and beat in the finals of the “National Series CASL Tournament” in North Carolina last year.
The stage was set for an EPIC final. CASL got off to a quick start by scoring two goals. Behind for the first time in the tourney, McLean stepped up in true Champion fashion by scoring twice and going into halftime tied 2-2. McLean kept the foot on the gas by scoring a third goal shortly into the 2nd half. CASL scored 10 minutes later to tie the game at 3-3. With less than 5 minutes to play Kendall R. McLean midfielder, made a beautiful through ball pass to Striker Sophia F. who took the ball deep toward the goal line on the right side of the field and made a turn toward goal. After drawing the goalie toward her she passed to defender Ginevera A, who was perfectly positioned in front of the goal who chipped it in for the go-ahead goal. McLean won the final 4-3 and brought the trophy home.
McLean players include, Sophia F., Kendal R., Lindsay B, Kiefer R., Cayla W., Zoe S., Jordan B., Aubrey D., Ginevera A., Alex D., Nicci DD., and Clair M.
McLean United Green is coached by Nicci Wright – whose career includes playing on the Canadian World Cup team as a goalkeeper as well as playing for Washington Freedom team in the WPS.