The Scramble's 13th year brought sweltering heat and some fierce competition to San Ramon this last weekend. Down two players to injury, the Speed Demons battled but lost to the finalist from last year, Livermore Blue Flames, by the score of 2-1 in a back-and-forth match. Both teams showed off superb passing games, great team defense and keepr play in a game that could have gone either way. The game winner was scored on a free kick just outside the 18 with under 10 minutes in the match.
The Speed Demons defeated a talented Pleasanton Renegades team in the opener and played to a 0-0 tie in the second game against last years Champion, San Ramon Boomers. The Speed Demons closed out group play with a 4-2 victory over Livermore Fusion to reach the finals.
Back row: Mike Hughes - Coach, Katie Sadoff, Julia Ceniceros, Tess Ferrari, Shira Laux, Aliya Hupp, Jackie Reis, Carlo Pizzotti - Coach
Middle row: Monica Gamez, Mac Hughes, Kelsey Kong, Ava Andrade, Haley Gilham, Casie Peterson, Jenny Reis, Kelsey Dunnigan
Front Row: Natalie and Angela Ortiz