Four of the five Juneau Soccer Club teams won their games Thursday at the 2001 Alaska State Cup in Anchorage.
The Juneau XtraTufs, a U12 girls team, claimed a 6-0 victory over the Anchorage Boys and Girls Club to improve to 2-0 in the tourney. Lindsey Daniels, Shaina Fay, Isabel Waldman, Margaret Sekona and Carly Lehnhart scored goals for the XtraTufs, while goalkeepers Alison Bremner and Nellie Metcalfe saw little action as Juneau's defense kept the ball on the other side of the field. Coach Tom Rutecki said the Xtratufs have been playing their first games against teams in their own age group, and they've also been making the adjustment to some rough fields.
The Juneau Quicksilver, a U15 girls team, clinched a spot in Sunday's championship game with a 3-0 victory over the Cook Inlet Firebirds. The Quicksilver will finish round-robin play Saturday against the Alaska Goldstrikers of Anchorage, and the two teams will play again Sunday in the title game since they are both 2-0 in the tourney.
The Quicksilver outshot the Firebirds 33-3 as defenders Monica Daugherty, Lynn Metcalfe, Lindsey Heumann and Alisha Owens kept the pressure off goalkeeper Jordon Cottingham. Laura Flynn scored the first goal after passes from Jessy Post, Theresa Badilla and Erin Cottingham. Erin Cottingham followed with an unassisted goal from 25 yards out, and added The Juneau Jaguars, a U13 boys team, beat the Fairbanks Flaming Lizards 3-1, but no game details were available from coach Mark Kelley.
The only loss was a 1-0 heartbreaker by the Juneau Titans, a U13 girls team, to the Anchorage Youth Soccer Club. The game was a scoreless tie until late in the second half. With five minutes remaining, AYSC had a shot go off the top crossbar of Juneau's goal and an AYSC player was there to knock in the rebound. Coach Jamie Waste said the Titans were on the attack for the final three minutes, but couldn't find the net. He said goalkeeper Keri Williamson played well, as did fullbacks Kiana Frick, Stephanie Hinckle and Sarah Christianson.
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