U12 Girls Extra Win Sectionals and Advance to the State Games

Pull date: 
Mon, 04/16/2012

This weekend, the Girls U12 Extra Team will play for the State Championship in Cathedral City. Congratulations to all the girls and Coaches Berry and Jensen on a great season and we wish them the best of luck this weekend! Here is a summary of how they advanced in the playoffs. 

In January, the girls U12 Extra team represented Santa Monica and went undefeated in the Area 1-P playoffs, beating four tough teams to advance as the number 1 seed from the Area to the Sectional playoffs in Riverside. On March 3, in the Sectionals, the girls handled a competitive team from Chino, 4-2, to advance to the finals, with every player on both defense and offense contributing to the win. In the finals, the girls faced a formidable Upland team that jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead. But Santa Monica had the heart of champions and refused to be intimidated or to give up. In what can only be described as a team effort, the girls battled back to win 3-2, sending the team to the State Games in Cathedral City on March 17.