On April 30, the Fullerton Rangers B00 White started National Cup by beating Beach FC White - Irvin 3-1. The following day, the Rangers matched up against Roadrunners UFC - Lancaster and finished them off with a 1-0 scoreline. The Rangers came up short in the last game of group play to Strikers FC SB - Gold Chorvat in a 0-2 defeat. Finishing 2nd in their group, the Rangers advanced to the Round of 16 to face the 2015 Dallas Cup Champions, AC Brea. The boys stepped up their game and came out on top 1-0. The boys had hit their stride heading into the Quarter-final, getting through Albion SC White with a 4-0 result. In the Semi-Final the Rangers were met by an old CSL Premier opponent, TFA - SE L.A. Barca. The Rangers continued their pursuit of the National Cup trophy with a 2-1 win to punch a ticket to the final. Next was the Final, played against the only team they had lost to in National Cup, Strikers FC SB - Gold Chorvat. Rangers had the majority of possession and controlled the pace of the game. At the end of 110 minutes of play, regulation and overtime, the score was 1-1. The Rangers won in PK’s after 2 saves from their keeper Jose Estrada (Pepe). The Rangers will be traveling to Idaho in June to represent Cal South at the Far West Regionals.
Congratulations to the players, parents and coach Kenny Castellanos. Your hard work is a great display of the Rangers spirit. Good luck at Regionals!