The Kenai Peninsula Soccer Association sent 12 teams to the Alaska Far North Invitational in Anchorage July 16, 17 and 18. Two of the teams won the championship.
The teams taking the championship were the Under-12 girls team and the Under-13 girls team. The Under-12 girls team finished the tournament with a 4-1 record and defeated the Mat-Su Avalanche 1-0 in the championship game. Kristina Taylor scored the winning goal and goalie Amber Chapman pitched a shutout.
The Under-13 girls team won the tournament with a 5-0-1 record. The squad tied the Celtics 1-1, defeated the Arctic Warriors 4-0, outscored the MVSC Blazing Stars 3-2 and defeated the Goldstrikers 92 8-0 for a top seed in the semifinals. The girls shut out the Eclipse 4-0 in the semifinals and walked away with the top prize after shutting out the AYSC Arsenals 4-0.
The Under-11 girls team, the Under-12 boys team and the Under-15 boys team all took second place. The Under-11 girls team finished the tournament 2-2-1. The team started the year never having played competitive soccer and did not score a goal in their first two tournaments. The squad beat the Arsenal 2-0, lost to CISC 3-0 and tied the Goldstrikers 1-1 to make the semifinals. The team won 1-0 in the semis to play CISC in the championship game. They lost that game 5-2.
The Under-12 boys team finished the tournament 4-1-1. The Under-15 boys team finished 3-2-1. The team lost to the AYSC Reds 2-1, defeated the NLSC Dynamo 3-2, pounded the Arctic Knights 2-0 and tied the Goldstrikers 1-1. The squad defeated the AYSC Reds 2-1 in the finals before losing to the Goldstrikers in the final.
The Under-14 girls team, Under-11 boys team, Under-14 boys team and Under-16 boys team all made the semifinals and lost to take third place.
The Under-15 girls team, playing in the Under-16 bracket, did not make the finals. Other teams not making the finals were the Under-16 girls team and the Under-13 boys team.
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