The JB Marine 96 (U12) girls participated in the Columbia Pride Invitational tournament in Columbia, MO the weekend of April 24-26. The weekend started with a 3-0 win against Lasers from the Kansas Premier league. Whitney Snow opened the scoring with a beautiful free kick from 30 yards out that sailed over the keepers head. Kelly Devlin and Alyson Galler added to the score with nicely placed shots in the lower corners in the second half.
Next up, JB took on the Capitals-Fusion team from Jefferson City. With all players contributing to the attack, JB walked away with a 6-0 final win. Goals were scored by Kelly Devlin (2), Lindsey Frerichs, Paige Townsend, Jessica Cox, Kendall Letts. Heading into Sunday morning with 2 wins, the ladies battled with KC Select Nationals to a 1-0 win. The winning goal was pushed over the line by Shay Thomas after Whitney Snow placed a beautiful free kick right in front of the goal.
The final matched the JB girls with KC Select Xtreme. The play was back and forth for an entire half until KC Select put a beautiful shot from outside the 18 right inside the upper corner just a few minutes into the second half. A tired JB team continued to push for a goal but eventually succumbed to the wind and KC Select walked away with a 2-0 win. Makenzie Foster played keeper all weekend and walked away with three shut-outs.
The team has played in 4 tournaments this year and has made it to the final 3 times, winning it once at the Blitz United Invitational last October. They are coached by Hilary Dorland Collier, a newly wed who played at Southwest Baptist and Kickapoo. That’s her in the back row, far right. Congrats ladies.
This report was provided by the Club.