Semi-Finals - In a weather delayed playoff game, the BRYC She Devils were able to defeat their decades old arch rival SYC-Miller in the High School Girls House Soccer League Championship tournament. On a wet Sunday afternoon in the Oakton HS stadium, SYC Miller struck the first blow with a goal in the 37th minute. Coming out of the half time break, the She Devils were fired up and determined not to lose the game. With precise passing between Danyale and Nora, Danyale was able to tie up the score. After going through regulation and two OT periods, it turned to PKs. It took all ten kicks for the She Devils to end up 4-3 in the PKs and the win.
Championship - On a blistering hot Saturday on the turf of Woodson West, the She Devils met the BRYC-Octosharks coached by Kevin Bradburn for the League Championship. The She Devils started off with one of Danyale’s patented goals within the first two minutes to help set the tone of the game. Just a few minutes later the Octosharks were awarded a PK and Quinn took a hard shot to the goal, but the She Devils super goalkeeper Corrissa made a great save and stopped the ball cold. For the She Devils, in the 21st minute Maya, on a corner kick, placed a hard driven ball directly (maybe with a slight ricochet) into the net.
In the second half, Quinn scored for the Octosharks in the 50th minute, putting a scare into the She Devils coaching staff of Alcorn/Squires/Wilcox. The Octosharks were putting forth full effort into the match, but with the heat, both sides were getting tired and the She Devils number one defense was able to hold. The She Devils had a most beautiful goal scored by Carmen in the 85th minute, setting the final score of 3-1 and giving the She Devils two consecutive Championships.
The She Devils had to tearfully say goodbye to eight players (seven seniors and one move) and the remaining core is looking forward to the goal of a three-peat next season. I thank my assistant coaches Mac Squires and Paul Wilcox for a terrific season and all the wonderful young ladies that made the spring 2018 She Devils a team to remember.