Cainhoy Hurricanes capture top prize!
The U-13 Cainhoy Hurricanes, sponsored by Wash Wizard, won the Carolina Spring Kickoff Classic held in Spartanburg Jan. 27-28. The Hurricanes earned their spot in the championship game after wins over the Lake Norman Soccer Club Eclipse (3-0), Carolina Football Club Elite (4-1), and a tie against Georgia Soccer Association South Premier (3-3). In the championship game, the Hurricanes battled rain and freezing temperatures to defeat GSA South Premier (4-3) in a post-regulation play shootout. The shootout was won with two saves from goalie Emma Muller and successful penalty kicks by Ellisyn Poland, Josie May, Julia Cosgrove, and Emma Muller. Ellisyn Poland found the back of the net five times during the tournament and was named the team’s most valuable player!