The U14 Girls Elite represented the Richmond Kickers at the 2012 Disney Junior Showcase in Orlando, led by head coach Mike Burke. After a disappointing 3-0 defeat in their opening match on Friday against Pitt Greenville North Carolina, the girls had a terrific response on Saturday defeating the Louisiana State Champions, Mandeville SC Lakers 2-0.
The girls continued their hot streak, defeating Clay County SC 5-2 in a must-win situation in order for the team to have a chance of moving on. Although their future was out of their control, the results went in their favor and the Kickers drew the wild card to advance to the semifinals. In their opening semifinal match against United FA from Georgia Sunday Morning, the girls delivered a commanding 3-0 shutout to advance to the finals.
In a twist of fate, the girls had to play the team that delivered a stunning 3-0 defeat in their opening match. The final started physical and competitive, leaving the score deadlocked at half time. However, the Kickers continued to press, scoring two goals after the break. The girls battled to the end, winning the championship 2-0. It was a fantastic weekend with great weather, great fields, and great soccer.
Congratulations to the U14 Girls Elite!