Gryphons 99G Success at 2012 Summer Tournaments

The Gryphons Soccer Club (GSC) is a non-profit organization that promotes youth soccer on the Peninsula.

Editor's Note: The following article was supplied to Patch by Anu Subramanian. To submit an article for publication, please e-mail laura.dudnick@patch.com.

'99 Girls Red team finalists at Mustang Stampede tournament

Congratulations to our Gryphons 99G Red team and Coach Ricardo Marta for a great showing at the 2012 Mustang Stampede. The team finished as finalists in the U13 Girls Gold Bracket.
After a tie and two shut-outs, the girls came short in the championship game to the SoCal Legends in a tense, hard-fought and highly competitive game that ended with a close 0-1 loss, responding well to SoCal’s pressure and aggressive play. 

The team demonstrated skillful, creative play all weekend; a referee told Coach Ric that the girls’ way of playing was not seen all weekend, not even in the older groups.Look here for game results. The GSC applauds the 99G Red on their impressive performance.   
'99 Girls Red team finishes second at Tracy Orange Bowl tournament

Congratulations to our Gryphons 99G Red team and Coach Ricardo, for not only coming in 2nd at this past Tracy Orange Bowl, but for a weekend of great, creative soccer that was filled with passion. The players left a tremendous impression on many who observed them. Parents, coaches and referees approached Coach Ric to compliment the girls on playing the game so beautifully.
After 3 shut-outs (3-0, 2-0, 3-0) in the U12 Premier bracket, the girls came short in the finals (0-1) losing to Ajax United Elite, it was the only goal allowed all weekend. We’re extremely proud of the girls for continuing to work hard and commit to continuing to wanting to become the best they can be on the field. Look here for game results.       
'99 Girls White team finishes second at Santa Cruz Breakers Cup tournament
Congratulations to our Gryphons 99G White team and Coach Yahir Marta for a great showing at the Santa Cruz Breakers Cup. The team finished second in the U13G Silver bracket.
After a 0:0 tie against Chico Cal Pride and two shut-outs, 2:0 vs. Monterey County Orchard Valley Stingrays and 1:0 vs. Merced United, it came to an end with a 0:1 loss to the Napa Valley Bolts in the finals. The girls allowed only one goal in total and demonstrated excellent play throughout the weekend proving their skills in the Silver Division Finals. The GSC congratulates the players and Coach Yahir for a strong showing and continued growth through dedication and hard work. Look here for game results. 
'99 Girls White are U13 Soccer By The Bay champs  

Congratulations to Coach Yahir Marta and our Gryphons 99G White team for wininng the 2012 Soccer by the Bay G-U13 Silver division. The finals were played vs. MVLA 99G White ending after regulation play 1-1, playing two 5 minutes halves, with the Gryphons 99G White winning in penalties.   
Both coach Yahir and the players have put in a lot of hard work since the beginning of the 2012 Spring season and into the summer. The players showed poise, control and a good understanding of the game. Their hard work continues to pay off, both in the progression they make every year as well as their performance at events such as this. Look here for results of the games played.
About the Gryphons 99G age group
The '99 Girls age group comprises two teams - 99G Red and 99G White - with players born 8/1/1999 - 7/31/2000. To learn more about the age group and its teams, look here.  

About the Gryphons Soccer Club 
The Gryphons Soccer Club (GSC) is a non-profit organization that promotes youth soccer on the San Francisco Peninsula in California. Players come from towns all over the San Francisco Peninsula, including Belmont, San Carlos, San Mateo, Foster City, Redwood City, San Francisco and the South Bay. The GSC offers starter programs for the youngest of players (between 3 and 8 yrs old), as well as the Team Academy (for players over 8 yrs old). For more information about the GSC, visit their website at http://gryphonssoccer.com.




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