The 2010 Cumberland Cobras Snakebite Tournament took place over the June 26-27 weekend. Here's the write-up posted on the Nepean Storm website.
U13 Storm Girls Win 2010 Snakebite Gold! [July 10, 2010]
Congratulations to the U13 Storm Girls who won Gold at this year's Snakebite Tournament, defeating Kanata Lightning 2-0 in the final!
The solid efforts by Alana, Haley, Sara, Chelsea, Sierra, Michelle, Melissa, Lauren, Sophia, Marilyn, Naomi, Sophie, Shannon, Lindsay, Callie, Elizabeth, Caitlin, and Jade made for exciting and entertaining games.
The team competed well with only 12 players on Saturday, earning a 0-0 draw vs the Kanata Lightning Level 4 team, and losing a close 0-1 game vs Ottawa Internationals.
With reinforcements arriving to bolster the ranks on Sunday, the team went on a winning streak. They played a close first match against Glengarry, winning 1-0. Despite going a goal down during their second game, the girls showed resilience and continued to play our team's game. They "stormed" back with 3 unanswered goals in the second half to stun Sudbury 3-1. The win set up the team for the Gold medal match - their best match of the tournament. The girls confidently took control right away, scoring an early goal at the beginning of the first half. They sustained the pressure on their opponents for the rest of the game, scoring an insurance goal to secure first place. Thank you, girls, for an outstanding weekend of soccer, and for exhibiting good sportsmanship and Fair Play throughout the tournament!
Mike, head coach, on behalf of the U13's, thanks the coaching staff of Murray, Bruce, and Wendy for their work motivating and encouraging the girls, and for preparing the team prior to playing. Thank you to Kirsten, our team manager/trainer, for setting us up in the tournament, keeping us on track, and supporting the players. And thank you to the parents and Storm fans for lending helping hands and cheering on the team!
PS: Our wee Sara scored the winning goal to win the gold medal.