Empire United Soccer Academy

Rochester GU12's defend their Nike Cup Championship

 

The Rochester Girls U12 team won the Elite Division of the Nike Cup tournament in Dublin Ohio.  It was the second year in a row that they were the champions in the top group.  The girls played in a 5 team round robin division and had a record of 3 wins 0 losses and 1 tie.   The Girls began the weekend with a 3-1 win over Cincinnati Soccer Alliance.  Two of the goals were scored off of restarts including a header off a corner kick that gave the team a late 2 goal lead.  The second game saw the girls go down 1-0 before rallying back to score two goals against Delaware Select Knights.  Empire gave up a late goal and ended the match with a 2-2 draw.  Sunday morning, knowing that goal differential could decide the group, the Empire ladies won a decisive 7-0 game over Northtowns Soccer Club.  This set up a final game vs Grove City in a winner take the title match.  The GU12 Empire Girls scored 3 first half goals and added 2 more in the second half to win 5-0.  Through the weekend the girls scored 17 goals, by 8 different players, and only allowed 3 in the back of their own net.