U16 Girls State Cup Finals Recap
U16 Girls State Final
Davis Legacy 4, Lamorinda 1
Woman of the Match: Lily Byme
While the scoreline for this match certainly flatters Davis Legacy, the U16 girls State Cup final was this close to ending a completely different way.
In all, Lamorinda United hit the woodwork three times, with the first chance coming on a fine effort from Isabel Fine in the 7th minute of the match. Fine’s effort, however, could only rattle the crossbar, and the Legacy came right back down the field and scored just two minutes later through center forward Chella Grattet.
Grattet’s finish was made by Lily Byrne, who ran down the wing, before cutting it back for Grattet to blast into the back of the net with one touch.
Jordan Goularte then hit the post for Lamorinda, before Paige Rubinstein doubled the Davis advantage in the 21st minute with a 25-yard blast after dispossessing a midfielder just outside of her own box.
Goularte, and fellow attacker Margaux Clarke, were a thorn in the side of the Davis defense, and were finally rewarded for their skill in the 35th minute when Goularte was dragged down in the box by a Legacy defender. Clarke elected to take the spot kick and scored to make the score 2-1 heading into the break.
Two minutes after halftime, Goularte again hit the post, just as the Legacy’s Maci Bakarich did on Davis’ own penalty kick eight minutes later.
Goals in the 51st minute from Byrne and in the 62nd from Grattet put this game out of reach and gave Davis one of the five doubles on the year.
U16 Girls Gold Cup
PAC Dynamo 5, Odyssey South Black 2
Woman of the Match: Melina Ibanez
U16 Girls Silver Cup
North Coast Petaluma 3, Turlock Tornados 2
U16 Girls Bronze Cup
California Northstars 2, Allstars United 0