Net Rippers finish 2nd in Boise soccer tournament

The Carson Valley Soccer Club U12 Net Rippers traveled to Boise, Idaho over the weekend for the Boise Capitals Performance Cup and came away with medals and a trophy for their second-place finish.

In the championship game, the Net Rippers faced the No. 1-ranked U12 from the state of Idaho, BCSC Premier.

BCSC Premier started the scoring midway through the first half but Holly Downer and the Net Rippers answered back a few minutes later with a long, arcing shot from the right side that landed behind the goalie and tied the game at one.

Jillian Olivera appeared to score a few minutes later, but her blast from the top of the penalty area sailed just over the goal.

The game remained tied until just four minutes left when a BCSC Premier attacker broke behind the Net Ripper defense and was able to find the right side of the net with a low, rolling shot.

The Net Rippers fought back valiantly for the final few minutes with a shot that hit the left upright and another one-touch finish that just missed the left side of the goal.

In earlier qualifying action, Carson Valley defeated the BCSC Capitals 5-1 in a game that featured goals from Tia Lyons, Alex Laing, Downer and April Sorenson. The Net Rippers followed that with a 2-2 tie against the Les Bois SC in a game that saw numerous Net Rippers scoring opportunities hit one of the posts or just miss the goal.

The Net Ripper goals were supplied by Lyons and Downer.

In the final qualifying game, the Net Ripper defense recorded their first shutout of the season with a 1-0 win against the BCSC Division I team.

A second Net Ripper goal was called off despite an outstanding effort by Kelsey Walsh.

The defensive play of Cora Moody, Shannon Hubbard, Rochelle Seymour, Alison Chambon and Keely Latham was outstanding for the entire 60 minutes.

In goal, Brianna Randall came up big the entire tournament, but produced her biggest save in the final qualifying game when she challenged and blocked a 1-on-1 opportunity with two minutes remaining.

As has become their tradition, the Net Rippers selected a team MVP for the tournament that received the team's trophy.

Shannon Prinz was named the team's MVP for the tournament for her energy, desire and quality of play that she provided throughout the weekend.

The Net Rippers will be participating in the Comstock Shootout in Carson City on April 29 and 30 and will then travel to Las Vegas for the Nevada State Cup on May 13 and 14.


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