Issaquah soccer team takes second at nationals
July 22, 2014
The Issaquah Soccer Club Gunners U-15 girls team finished second at the National Premier League Finals in Greensboro, N.C., July 10-14.
In the qualifying round, the Gunners defeated a team from New Jersey, ranked 17th in the nation, 3-1. In order to continue to advance in the tournament, the girls needed to score five times in a July 12 game against a Mississippi squad.
With just two minutes left, the Gunners had three goals. They capitalized on the game’s waning seconds, though, and scored two more, to shut out the Mississippi team, 5-0, and advance.
In the championship, the Gunners fell to the No. 2 team in the nation, a premier club from New England. Catey Nelson put the Gunners on the board first, but their opponents came back to score twice and win the championship.
The Gunners include players that will attend both Issaquah and Skyline high schools. Most of them have played together since kindergarten.