Congratulations to Paul Dolinsky’s 2004 (GU13) team for becoming US Youth Soccer National Championship Series champions — and earning the club our 10th National Championship!!!
Highlights from US Youth Soccer
13U Girls: San Diego Surf (CA-S) 3-1 SDFC Yellow (NJ)
San Diego Surf (CA-S) defeated SDFC Yellow (NJ) 3-1 to claim the 13U Girls US Youth Soccer National Championship title. SDFC put up a great fight after falling to San Diego Surf in the group play round, 8-0.
In the 13th minute of play, Acacia Edwards found the back of the net for the San Diego Surf. However, SDFC’s Angela Nicol answered in the 21st minute when the ball was batted around in the box and she struck it past the goalie. The remainder of the first half was scoreless, but 13 minutes into the second half, San Diego Surf’s Alexandra Mohr scored off a beautifully placed corner kick from her teammate, Ella Giannola. To seal the deal for the Surf, Chloe Green scored the final goal, her seventh of the tournament, making the side National Champions.
Head Coach Pauly Dolinsky was overjoyed with his team’s performance and the hard work the squad has put in over the last several months. Being a National Champion, the best team in the country, was something Dolinsky struggled to find words for.
“They prepared better than everybody. Our team trained four days a week, we played teams older than us and we played boys,” Dolinsky said. “Every challenge we thought of to throw at them, they responded. It feels surreal to be a National Champion. Being with these girls for the last 16 months and having it all conclude like this is indescribable.”