Rio Rapids 98G Fury (U16G) – Finish as Runners-up at NPL Nationals in North Carolina!
The Rio Rapids 98G Fury finished as Runners up at the National Premier League (NPL) Nationals this past week in North Carolina. In group play Fury went, 3-0, without conceding a goal, beating the #7 ranked team in the nation, Santa Clara Sporting 97G White (Cal-North), 2-0, and the #2 ranked team in the nation, Oakwood Pride 97G (CT), 1-0.
In the Semi-finals they played against the Oakwood Pride 97G (CT) game, this time coming out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Valerie Maestas and Anika Gorham.
In the Championship game the Fury came up against the #3 team in the Nation, New Jersey Stallions Dynamite. Unfortunately despite really taking the game to NJ and playing some great soccer, the Fury came up just short, conceding their one and only goal of the tournament, losing the final 1-0.
The girls had a fantastic week and really did themselves, their team-mates, Rio and NM proud.