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HCSA U10G Wildcats - RYSA Spring Festival - Champions

From Staff Reports

With a three season and one tournament record of 24-1-4, the U10 Wildcats decided to enter the RYSA Spring Festival recreation tournament in Conyers.

The Wildcats started out against The Hippos from TYSA.

The Wildcats won by a score of 5-2.

Katarina Kelly and Reyonna Hopkins led the offense with two goals each; Bekah Martin added one.

The second game on Saturday was played against the RYSA Pumas.

The Wildcats dominated them from start to finish with a strong 9-0 win. Reyonna Hopkins put on an offensive clinic scoring seven. Bekah Martin added one and the Wildcats goalie, Reagan Ward, who played offense for the first time this season, chipped in one goal as she drilled a penalty kick into the left corner of the goal.

On Sunday, the Wildcats started out against a very quick team, The Lovejoy Lady Kickers. This was a hard fought game and was scoreless for most of the first half until guest player for the Wildcats Lydia Timpson drove one in on a breakaway.

This started the flood gates as Reagan Ward pounded in two.

Also, guest player Jenna Kirkland who was playing goalie at the time was called on to take a 25 yard free kick from the left side.

The Lovejoy Lady kickers, using all their players, set up a goal front wall.

However, that was not enough as Jenna drilled one in the right upper 90 for a score.

The game ended at 4-0.

This placed the Wildcats in the finals against The Hippos from TYSA.

This game remained scoreless until Reagan Ward was pulled from the bench and asked to provide a spark to the Wildcats offense.

She did this in great fashion drilling in three goals. Lydia Timpson added another goal with a left footed kick from the right corner. Wildcats won this game 4-1 and became the champions. Six of the eight Wildcats scored goals throughout the weekend.

LeAndria played every minute of every game stopping the opposition in their tracks. Haley played 100% of all games except for ten minutes of the last game and proved herself as a great defender. Goalie duties were split between Reagan Ward and Jenna Kirkland. Both played exceptionally well making great saves throughout the weekend.

These four wins improved the Wildcats record to an astonishing 28-1-4 over three season and two tournaments.