EL DORADO HILLS — The U14 girls Prospector Fury is rapidly carrying the torch of a winning tradition established by previous prospector Fury teams, evidenced by the fact that this year’s Fury team hasn’t finished lower than fourth in any tournament — capped off by winning the recent El Dorado Hills Soccerfest Championship.
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The Fury’s relentless defense was led by Dani DeStefano, Natalie Palmberg, Giana Anselmo, Juliana Blaine, Erin Ling and Emily Dahla who along with goalkeepers Parker Olsen and Kendyl Maher were tough all weekend.
The midfield consisting of Claire Hoffman, Megan McFarlin, Taylor Silva, Jacquelyn Silverbush and Sarah Pacheco were solid while strikers Lexi Day, Avery Baker and Allison Stansberry gave opponents fits throughout the tournament.
The championship match was against the host team from El Dorado Hills which jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. The Fury buckled down, started controlling the match and put up a goal and go to the half down 2-1.
Once the second half began, the Fury took over. The equalizer came early in the second half followed quickly by the go-ahead goal. The Fury put a fourth and final goal in to claim the championship 4-2.