Sunday December 18th the Green Lightning won the 2016 District 3 & 4 Commissioners Cup continuing their undefeated streak.
Playing the Cotton Candy Kickers in Laguna Niguel, the final score was 2-1 in a tightly contested match. The Green Lightning took the lead early with a goal only 5 minutes into the first half by Kate Duarte on a fast break. The game stayed tight well into the 2nd half when Brigid LeVecke connected with Kate Duarte for the 2nd goal of the game. The Green Lightning weathered a strong offensive attack late in the game and pulled out the win with a final score of 2-1.
The Green Lightning's Defense has the been foundation of the team's success throughout the season. Giana Kenrick, Maddy Paz, Lilly Foster and Goalie Jaclyn Gonzalez formed a defense that was difficult to break, allowing only 3 goals through the entire Commissioners Cup Tournament. Players Eleanor Murphy, Jasmine Peralta, Bella Zubiate and Nicole Dubei all played significant roles in the team's season. This team proves that loving the game and loving your teammates is more important than individual talent. This was a season put together by the entire team.
Congratulations to the Green Lightning on a terrifically successful season. Very well deserved.