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Feroce advance to Elite 8 in Founders Cup
The Bainbridge Island Football Club G00 Feroce has made the quarterfinals of the Washington State Youth Soccer Founders Cup State Tournament.
Bainbridge will now host the upcoming game in the round of Elite 8. The team plays Seattle United South G00 Blue at 11 a.m. Saturday at Battle Point Park.
Feroce is a team of girls under 12, coached by Bill Lesko.
They won their most recent game, putting them in the Elite 8 finals, this past Saturday with a 3-2 over FC Edmonds Crew at Lynnwood High School in Bothell.
“It was a hard fought and physical game by both sides,” Lesko said.
A first-half goal by midfielder Lindsay Franznick started the scoring for Feroce, and second-half goals by midfielder Shea Schardein (assist from Anika Lesko) and center forward Celeste DeRubertis (Haley Morris assist) capped the victory.
“All the attackers were very active the entire game, with numerous other breakawaysqq and goal-scoring opportunities against a stout Edmonds Crew defense,” the coach said.
The Feroce defense held back a final flurry of attacks from the Crew after two quick goals mid-way through the second half, with keeper Shannon Campbell, sweeper Meghan Ginder, stopper Noelle Lipshutz and defensive backs Julia Brooks and Delaney Wiggins working together to shut down the Edmonds team.
The team also includes Fayth Campbell-Martin, Chloe Bononos, Charlotte Bond, Catherine Rolfes, Julia Brooks, Caroline Ketcheside and Magdelena Pink-Sanchez.