06/20/12 - 11:50pm
Arvada, CO — The Kenai Peninsula Soccer Club’s Under-15 Riptide Girls stunned coaches and players alike with a 1-0 quarterfinal win at the President’s Cup Invitational Tournament in Denver last weekend, defeating Arsenal FC White of Southern California, a team ranked 350 spots higher than the Peninsula team by club soccer websites.
“Alaska teams rarely even make it out of group play,” said Coach Paul Ostrander, “let alone actually win an elimination game. The fact that we beat a team representing Southern California is even more incredible. It’s a historic win for KPSC soccer.”