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U14 Girls Rush Win Glenwood Invitational

photo-40The U14 Rush Pikes Peak team won the Glenwood Springs Invitational Tournament over Memorial Day weekend.

Defender Jaimee Hilton recorded the lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Glenwood Ice on Saturday morning with a long-range effort that sailed beyond the goalkeeper’s reach.

The team came out with a more fluid effort on Saturday afternoon against Aspen National, with Marisa Shigio and Ellie Matesi scoring goals in the second half.

Rush needed a win in the final game of pool play to secure a spot in the final. After a scoreless first half, Rush’s many efforts on goal paid off with Brooklyn Mack and Ailsa Young converting chances to help the team beat Glenwood Hot Shots 2 – 0.

Rush faced Glenwood Ice again in the final, seeking redemption for its loss to Ice in pool play. Rush pressured Glenwood early and scored two goals off of corner kicks in the first half. Rush fought its way through a physical game in tough, wet conditions to come out on top 2-1 at the final whistle.

The girls had a lot of fun playing and working together to achieve their goal of winning the tournament.

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