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U13 STORM GIRLS BRING HOME THE HARDWARE!

By Kerrie Souchotte, 09/16/19, 9:15AM EDT

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THEY DID IT!!  These ladies have had a stellar season and nothing but praise and celebration came from Coach Greg, Coach Mike and Coach Kerrie when summarizing this years achievements as the ladies received both the League Championship and League Cup Championship trophies this past weekend!

One year ago these ladies were playing on a smaller field with a shorter game time, 9v9 and with a retreat line!  You would never know this was the same team.  These ladies have grown both on and off the field and this year brought a level of maturity and responsibility that translated to a more mental approach to the game on the pitch.  This team has adapted to a level and style of play that most teams don't achieve this early in their soccer game and with that they earned high rewards this season!

Add to that the fact that we entered this season with Abi Benard becoming a brand new goalie!  Abi has truly shown her capabilities between the posts and has secured herself the confidence of her teammates allowing Abi to do what she does best - become a true force in the back of field!  Her teammates would agree that nobody wants to be on the receiving end of her aggressive approach to an opponent entering her territory!!

These girls played 19 league games this season and put 80 shots in to the back of their opponents net!  Team scoring leader Daniella Murdoch was responsible for 17 of those goals followed closely behind by Sydney Klauck with 16.  It says something truly special about this team that 7 team members landed themselves in with the top 10 scoring leaders this season.  In addition to Murdoch and Klauck, Haley Chevalier, Hannah Seymour, Sara Walsh, Jenna Sandel & Jayla Eaton earned their place in the top stats this season.

Here is a summary of these ladies achievements this year:

**  Finalists in the Walter Kirchner Memorial Tournament in Woodstock, ON

**  Champions in the inaugural Revolution Soccer tournament in West Lincoln

**  Champions of the U13 Girls division of the Niagara Soccer League

**  Champions of the U13 Girls Niagara Soccer League - League Cup

To finish off the season, these ladies will be travelling to Erie, Pennsylvania this weekend to showcase their talent at the Elite Challenge Cup!  GO STORM!!