The Warrenton Youth Sports Club under-11 girls Mustangs won the 2012 Battlefield Soccer Tournament on Columbus Day weekend in Manassas.
The Warrenton Mustangs include Annaliese Georgi, Carmella Garner, Haley Cordova, Hannah Boone, Hannah Holland, Jamie Renzi, Jenna Kemler, Kira Holland, Kylie Warren, Lucy Arnold, Mackenzie Cochrane, Madison Pettit, Savannah Roda, and Shyla Soper. Dave Smith is the team's coach and Michelle Arnold the team's manager.
The Mustangs went undefeated over the weekend, scoring 14 goals while allowing only 3. The Mustangs and the Lee-Mount Vernon Patriots squared off in the final after a long weekend of soccer. It was a hard-fought game, with each team having chances to score. But the goalkeepers were equal to the task, forcing overtime.
Mustangs goalie Savannah Roda made several great saves that kept the score 0-0 after regulation.
In overtime, the Mustangs’ Kylie Warren scored quickly on a nice cross from Hannah Holland.
But the Patriots, who represent the Washington Area Girls Soccer League, would not quit and tied the score with just 10 seconds remaining.
The game would be decided on penalty kicks.
Mustangs goalie Savannah Roda stopped the first penalty kick from the Patriots.
Manwhile, midfielder Mackenzie Cochrane scored on the Mustangs’ first attempt.
That save set the stage for a great win. Roda stopped all but one Patriot shot and Hannah Holland and Annaliese Georgi followed up with goals of their own, which ended the game and gave the championship to the Mustangs.
It was a great team win for the Mustangs and gave coach Dave Smith his first tournament championship.