Published Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in The Cold Lake Sun
On the weekend of July 6th Cold Lake’s U12 girl’s soccer team, the Focus, earned second place in the provincial championships.
“They surprised everyone, including the parents,” Stacey Boyd, the team manager, said.
Kraushaar, consisted of a mix of age groups, from kids who had played in U12 last year and kids who had played U10 previously and had just moved up.
The tournament took place in Three Hills. To qualify for the tournament, the girls had to compete in the Lakeland cup several weeks ago where they defeated Bonnyville in the final game.
After their success in that tournament, the team was invited to play at the provincials.
The team played four games and won their first three.
Their goalie nearly entered the final game with a shutout for the whole tournament, only letting one goal in at the end of the third game.
However their winning streak ended in the final game where they lost 4-1 against the Northern Strikers, a team from Fort St. John from B.C., a town whose close proximity to Alberta makes them part of the soccer division.