SRU U11 girls Ice wins State Cup title

The Santa Rosa United U11 Ice beat Tracy Crush, 3-1, on Sunday at Morgan Hill to win the girls U11 California Youth Soccer Association NorCal State Cup title.

Ice got goals from Hailey DeAngelo, Juliana Rossini and Dani Gilson in the championship game.
Aimee Holland anchored the midfield and Melanie Mathewson was named the defensive player of the game by Ice head coach Jim Strong.

Ice, which finished the season with a 41-9-2 overall record, opened the tournament advancing with a second place finish in the opening round; then downed Mountain View/Los Altos Black, 1-0, on penalty kicks in the second round; and defeated Juventus, 2-0, in the semifinals at Morgan Hill.

In the second round win at Morgan Hill, Ice had an outstanding defensive effort by goalie Izzy Christman.

And in the semifinal victory, Lupe Sosa and Erika Munos scored and stellar defensive play from Regan Connell.

The U11 age group does not advance to USYSA regional play.

Following is the Ice roster:

1. Izzy Christman (GK)

2. Regan Connell (Defender)

3. Hailey De Angelo (FW)

4. Dani Gilson (MF)

5. Aimee Holland (MF/Defender))

6. Melanie Mathewson ( Defender)

7. Kendal Middlebrook (MF)

8. Erica Munos (MF)

9. Julianna Rossini ( MF)

10. Lupe Sosa (MF/Defender)

11. Victoria Trono (FW)

12. Rachel Walls ( MF)

13. Hanah Weitzel (MF/Defender)