The Fury U13 Girls D1 team was crowned Premier Division Champions in this year’s edition of the Castro Valley Winter Shootout. During elimination group play, the girls won 1 and lost 1 which gave them enough points to advance in the semi-final round. In the semi-final game, the team was up against Diablo FC. The game was being played evenly when Cailin Keenan struck from the right side giving the Fury a 1-0 win. With the win, the team advanced to the championship game against San Ramon Bellazurre.
In the championship game, the Fury scored first with Nicole Mitchell finishing a cross from Kimberly Barclay. The San Ramon team tied the game on a penalty kick, ending the 1st half tied at 1-1. At the start of the 2nd half, the game was being played evenly by both teams when Miranda Nild scored from a long throw-in from Baylee Johnson giving the Fury a 2-1 lead. San Ramon had a couple of chances to tie the game but the Fury keeper, Suhani Abdullah, made excellent saves on both occasions. With ten minutes left in the game, the girls added another goal when a shot on goal from Kyla Laquian was deflected by the San Ramon keeper and Adriana Tucker calmly followed and finished the shot for the Fury’s 3rd goal. The girls played strong defense in the remaining minutes and when the final whistle blew, the Fury celebrated their very first Castro Valley Winter Shoot-out Championship.
The Castro Valley Fury girls who played were Suhani Abdullah, Kimberly Barclay, Samantha Casci, Odessa Garay, Cailin Keenan, Kyla Laquian, Quinn Forrester-Wamsley, Ashley Longares, Nicole Mitchell, Mary Ann Nguyen, Miranda Nild, Olivia Regalia, Anushka Singh, Adriana Tucker, Sarah Wohlner and guest player, Baylee Johnson. The team is coached and trained by Andy Hulbert assisted by Roger Casci.