In a game two battle with NK Fury, the Twin City Union FC 19U Girls team was able to notch a 1-1 draw. The first half saw a lot of back and forth between Union and Fury with Fury getting on the board first. Fury would take the 1-0 lead into half time.
After halftime the Lady Union girls were able to find the back of the neck with a goal by Alexa Barragan, who was able to add two last weekend. The game would continue to be a defensive battle and would end in a 1-1 Draw. Noel Vasquez with Alexa being able to score in a second straight game and the clutch goalkeeping of Abby Severse.
The 19U Girls' next game will take place Saturday, January 11th at home, at 12 PM against Titans FC Bellevue.
Twin City Union is now 1-1-0 and currently sit atop the table with 4 points.
Photo Credit: Adam Barr
This last Saturday, the 16U ladies for Twin City Union FC took to the pitch to face a winless Seattle Celtic team at home. The first half was full of excitement as Megan Letts got the ball rolling early to score in the seventh minute. It didn't take long for Celtic to fire back as their offense came to life in the 15' as Emma Garcia took a shot on goal and found the back of the net. Seattle Celtic wasn't done after that after they made a run up the field connecting several passes that ended with a cross from Emma Garcia and landed on the foot of Grace Orma for a goal in the 20'. For roughly fifteen minutes, the two teams played a chess like match trying to find the next opportunity. That opportunity came for TCUFC in the way of a breakaway goal from U14 call-up Anahi Corona as she split two defenders and got a clean one on one shot on goal with the keeper to find the back of the net in the 35'. Union wasn't done though, the TCUFC squad was able to score shortly after in the 38' by Alexa Barragan. Twin City Union would take a 3-2 lead at halftime. When the two squads took the pitch in the second half, it was pure soccer defense from then on. Neither team would find the net the rest of the way and the final would be 3-2 in favor of our Twin City Union ladies. The 16U squad improve to 1-1 on the season.
PSPL Fall Seasons:
U17 Boys: The Coach Pennington led U17 Boys took on a barrage of competition this season as they entered into the U17 Boys State Division. They were able to sling together a season full of close games and earned 9 points on the table in their three win season. The boys are excited with how they played and where they are headed, considering two of their three wins came towards the end of the season, where they seemed to have been picking up momentum. Pennington and his team didn't even want to take a break after the season and they went right back out to the training grounds to continue to work on their craft! Great Job!
U14 Girls: The young ladies lead by Coach Ward saw the toughest competition in league play so far as they were bumped into the next competition level after their Fall '18 League Title and their Winter/Spring '18-19 2nd place finish. The U14 team was able to once again prove they belonged. It wasn't easy however though. The Ward-led team saw their squad start the season 0-2 for the first time ever. The players and coach knew what they were up against this season with the bump in competition level. The team took on their "rivals" from the divisions last season Eagleclaw FC and shut them out 3-0. The team was pumped after that and was able to bounce back from their 0-2 start to rack up a 7-1 record the rest of the way to finish Second on the table! Great Job Ladies!
U13 Girls: Our youngest group this season, led by Coach Schultz was a tough learning experience for a lot of the young ladies participating. The competition was great this season in the 2007 division. The coaches believe that each player individually had improved throughout the season and had their best game of the season when they played 8 v 11. The young ladies showed true heart and resilience as they scored first and took a tie into halfway through the second half. The young ones were gassed by then and MRFC was able to score two more. It gave the coaches and players a lot to be proud of and build on in the winter season to come. They were able to find two ties along the way and look forward to getting back to work.
Next up is the Girls HS Seasons who are now underway after coming back from their actual HS teams. Both HS aged girls teams are led by Coach Vasquez.
U16 Girls: Coach Noel Vasquez is excited about this group of ladies who is loaded with talent from schools such as Centralia, WF West, Tenino, and Adna. Three of those four teams made the school playoffs this year and players from TCUFC were big impacts on their seasons. Coach Noel wants everyone to keep an eye out for WF West Freshman & First Team All-League Midfielder Cam Sheets. Cam made an immediate impact in her first year of HS ball and Coach Noel hopes for her to build on that with her club team. The U16 squad got started on their season on November 17th when they took on IEYSA, the ladies fought hard but fell 2-3 to start the season. Their next matchup comes Saturday December 7th at Tiger Stadium in Centralia (Time TBD).
U19 Girls: The other Coach Vasquez led squad returns many players from last season and also features some newcomers from the Tenino Area. A newly tapped area for Coach Noels' two teams. One that especially is standing out to the coach is one of those Tenino HS players, Alivia Hunter who plays Centerback. Coach Vasquez feels she will fit in perfectly on his squad. This particular squad also started their season on November 17th and took complete control of their match, cruising to a 4-0 win and sending a message to their league that they mean business! Keep it up ladies!
For schedule information for the HS girls seasons, go to www.psplsoccer.com and click on Schedules, then Winter, and then Girls HS Premier, then you will select 19U Copa 1 West or 16U Classic 1 State
With the Fall Season wrapping up and Twin City Union holding their ground in their respective tables, the coaching staffs have made it known that the following playing opportunities are still available moving forward.
The coaching staff and Union faithful are eager to add to their ever-growing youth club. If you are interested in joining one of the above mentioned teams or want to know about opportunities for other age groups (We won't know to add new teams unless we hear from you):
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Playing Opportunity"
With week one in the books for the Twin City Union FC Youth Teams, each team looks to rebound from their losses last weekend.
The U17 Boys split a pair of games over in Easter Washintgon last weekend going 1-1. This weekend they travel to Everett to face Everett FC Saturday at Noon. Everett FC is 0-2 and TCUFC sits at 1-1 on the table.
The U14 Girls hope to enjoy some home cooking as they take on Silver FC Sunday at 10 am at Centralia's Tiger Stadium. Silver FC shares a top spot at 1-0 while the TCUFC Ladies sit at 0-1 after a hard fought match against Bellevue last weekend.
The U13 Girls hope to rebound from their 6-0 loss on Saturday, playing only 10 the whole game with no subs. This weekend they should have more players/subs to hopefully make a statement this weekend against Seattle Celtic Black at 415 in Seattle.
The time has finally come after Summer tournaments and a couple of months of hard training for PSPL League play.
The U17 boys head into league play after two tournaments this Summer. The boys of TCUFC competed at a high level against very good competition in the Salmon Creek Nike Cup and also at the Starfire Extreme Cup. They play road warriors this weekend as they have two games in Eastern Washington. They play FC Spokane on Saturday and EW Surf SC Palouse . We hope they can come up with a couple of wins this weekend! The U17 Boys are coached by Lance Pennington.
The U14 Girls travel as well this weekend. Their trip is a long-haul as well, but not quite as far as the boys. The U14 Girls team led by Coach Steve Ward will head to Bellevue to face Titans FC. The Ward led U14 Girls got a taste of better competition when they competed in the Kick In The Grass Tournament this Summer and faced teams that were as good, if not better than teams they will face in league this year. This opening matchup is very imporant to Wards' team as the have been bumped up a notch on the PSPL divisons, coming off a First Place league finish in the Fall and a 2nd Place finish in the Winter/Spring. Good luck ladies!
The U13 Girls take a short road trip up to the Lacey RAC to face TC United. This will also be the opening league game for the young ladies led by Coach Kevin Schultz. The youngest group of ladies for TCUFC competed in two tournaments this Summer and improved in each of the tournaments they played in. They kicked off the Summer competing in the Kick In The Grass Tournament and finished the Summer off with the Starfire Extreme Cup, where they finished third. We wish these ladies good luck this weekend as well!
Photo Courtesy of Studio198