Santa Monica United’s G2004 Blue has had no shortage of success since forming last spring. What they didn’t have was a tournament title to go with it. Until Sunday. After advancing to the finals and the semifinals, respectively, of their first two tournaments, the girls finally took that final step, winning the NHB Cup. “We kept working hard and stayed focused,” head coach Fabian Amezaga said. “It was nice to finally win a championship. We hope to continue the momentum into the fall league season.”
The G04 Blue advanced to the final without giving up a single goal, defeating CZ Elite and LA Galaxy Gold, 1-0 and 2-0, before playing the Westside Breakers to a 0-0 draw. In a rematch with CZ Elite in the final, SMU scored four first-half goals to eliminate all suspense en route to the 4-2 win.
Congratulations G2004 BLUE!!!
Roster: Mona Abai, Brooklyn Bisson, Jamie DeNeve, Summer Ernst, Lauren Forsyth, Sydney Forsyth, Hayden Hobson, Tia Lucas, Sarya Mirasol, Katie Ogulnik, Grace Sauter, Shani Shaham, Chloe Shapiro, Ruby Sievers, Grace Weil and Gabby Wolf
Coach: Fabian Amezaga, Assistant Coach: Arron Craggs