Association Cup triumph for Eureka Lightning

By: Staff Report
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The Eureka Lightning under-12 girls soccer team became the fifth team in EYSC history to claim a California Youth Soccer Association Cup title last week. A pair of scoreless battles through overtime left the Lightning needing to win a semifinal match against the Orangevale Norcal Express and the title contest against the Sierra Galaxy on penalty kick shootouts to claim the crown. As the largest tournament in Northern California for CYSA Class 3 teams, this was the highlight of the season and the pinnacle to a great year. The team did not allow a single goal and scored 10 times in the tournament that began with games in Sacramento before moving to Morgan Hill for the final 16 teams to play it out.