Falling just short of a tournament championship, the talented U19 Girls, known as the "She Devils", coached by Mac Squires, assisted by Doug Alcorn and Martin Quiroz, finshed the preliminaries with a record of 2-0-1 to advance to the finals, but there they were bested by a very physical squad from Prince William (PWSI).
She Devil alum Sydney Astrow wrote that the BRYC team "...couldn’t keep up with the constant pressure, and Prince William scored with 13 minutes left in the first half. The second half was more evenly played until Prince William scored on a breakaway down the left side with about 10 minutes left in the game." PWSI scored a questionable third goal when the She Devil’s keeper appeared to have possession of the ball but lost it when a Prince William player stepped on her arm, "...all to the great frustration of the BRYC fan base that filled the stands for every game and brought the team great support. Late in the game, the referee acknowledged the physical beating our girls had taken for nearly an hour and gave a yellow card to a Prince William player..." but by then the outcome had been determined.
Instead of finalist trophies, the girls were awarded finalist T-shirts... perhaps to the disappointment of the girls who certainly earned them, but apparently much to the delight of the parents of the graduating seniors who would otherwise be leaving them behind for their mothers to dust! Their team photo is to the left.
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