On Saturday the Novato United ’03, Green team defeated the #1 seed in the Gold 3 bracket, the West Coast Wild Katz, 2-1, on a Golden Goal in the second overtime period. Going into the game, the Wild Katz had won all seven of their previous State Cup games by a combined score of 33-1.
On Sunday, in the championship game, the Novato United ’03, Green team defeated the #2 seed, the El Dorado Arsenal ’04, by a score of 2-1. El Dorado had won it’s previous eight State Cup games by a combined score of 28-4.
The Novato United ’03, Green team was succesful because of their hustle and hard work. The entire team played to the best of their ability and the defense was outstanding in shutting down two very high scoring teams. Our strikers worked hard and we had excellent play from the midfield to create sccoring opportunities. It was an exciting finish to a rewarding season for all!
All of our players, and their parents, showed excellent sportsmanship and attitudes. The Novato United ’03, Green team and their parents were outstanding representatives of the NYSA program.
Coach, Novato United ’03, Green