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Verde Valley Fusion wins Stars and Stripes tournament
Written by Staci Gasser   
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 00:00

The Verde Valley Fusion U11 Club Soccer team has come home with gold medals from five of its last seven tournament appearances and is moving up to the gold brackets.

The Verde Valley Soccer CLUB poses for a team photo at the Kids Park at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds on Thursday, April 11. Front from left to right, Jaiden “J.J.” Behlow, Felicia Bueno, Kate Delaney, Delaney Johnson, Marli Urueta, center Ariana Parra. Top from left to right, Hannah Kirk, Lizbeth Diaz, Jazzie Vargas, Ginessa Altamirano, Stevy Woolf, Carina Strobel and Gabby San Felice.The girls most recently won their fifth championship of the year at the fourth annual Stars and Stripes International Soccer Tournament, March 23 through 25, in Goodyear.

The team won three of its four games in the Phoenix heat and faced a well-known competitive club, the Scottsdale 02G Blackhawks, in the finals.

The Verde Valley Fusion beat the Blackhawks, 3-2, with goals made by Carina Strobel, Felicia Bueno and Jaiden Behlow.

The road to the finals was somewhat more exciting.

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, April 17, issue of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.

 

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