As the regular soccer season in Bear Valley Springs draws to a close, the race for the 2014 championships is heating up, as teams competed for the top two spots in each division on Saturday, June 14.
The 13U Cobras stayed seven points ahead of the third place Jaguars (4-5-0) for the last playoff spot, after defeating the Flames (0-9-0), who were fueled offensively by Kate Foster and Adam Whitney, and backstopped by goaltender Emily Grier.
Bookended by a stint on offense, Grier made some big stops in both the first and second half, but multiple-goal efforts from Lynden Cole and Hannah Poulson would secure the win for the Cobras (6-2-1), who will square off against the first-place Spurs (7-1-1) in the second of two championship games that will played on June 28.
Meanwhile, the Blazers were busy battling their way to a 2-0 victory over the Gryphons (2-4-3) in the 9U division, on a pair of goals from Weston Foor.
The win allowed the Blazers (5-1-3) to clinch their spot in the division championship game against the top-seeded Spurs (7-1-1).
2014 BVS Soccer All-Stars
Coaches – Annette Poulson and Tony Schaeffer
All Stars— Teagan Thurman, Nick Neaderbaumer, Brandon Neaderbaumer, Billie Crane, Samantha Lipscomb, Ella Whitney, Emily Grier, Adam Whitney, Tomie Johnson, Alex Gohr, Nicholaus Plesko, Sophia Schaeffer, Liberty Shaub, Lynden Cole, Katie Cole, Josh Moss and River Walkington.
Coaches – Leah Schaeffer and Ernie Cazares
All Stars — Noah Cazares, Arden Kendrick, Michael Murillo, Aaron Whitney, Cole Nicholas, Conner Schroeder, Calvin Hibbard, Jessica Hale, Laura LaMonte, Rebecca Moss, Zander Johnson, Tyler Magar, Weston Foor, Jenna White, Greyson Schaeffer and Summer Walkington.