Total Prodigy takes Finalist at Super F National Tournament

Total Demize U18 Girls team, Total Prodigy, finished as Finalists in the 2011 Super F National Futsal Champions Cup.  The girls faced teams from Kansas City, Massachusetts, and Baltimore, Maryland.  Total Prodigy started the tournament off with a bang, getting going with a 3-1 win over Massachusetts FC with Brittany, Emma, and Halie O all getting on the score sheet.  The second game of the tournament for Total Prodigy turned out to be a preview of the eventual finals when Explosion FC out of Baltimore claimed a narrow victory.  Controversy surrounded the game as one of Total’s players was eventually sent off for two yellow cards.  With 20 seconds left on the clock Total Prodigy had a chance to tie the game up with a penalty kick only for the Explosion FC goalkeeper to save it to give her team the 4-3 win.  


Needing a win on Sunday morning to push into the finals the girls were forced to be without their red carded player.  The girls played Futura Spark out of Kansas City and produced a 5-3 win, with Ashlan, Marin, and Megan all getting on the score sheet while Halie O added two more to her name.  The victory set up a rematch against Explosion FC in the finals, which were entertaining from the starting whistle.  The referee’s set the tone of the game early, calling a penalty kick in favor of Total Prodigy as Hali H was brought down in the box.  Marin stepped up to take the crucial penalty and was blocked by the goalkeeper, but Marin finished the rebound.  Total had the chance to make it 2-0 after a break away but the Explosion FC goalkeeper did well to keep the game tight.  The Baltimore team used their keepers save as a wake up call and took advantage of the shift in momentum to go 6-1 up.  Marin got Total back on the right path as she was put on a break away.  The keeper yet again saved her initial effort but she kept at it to score the rebound.


The momentum shifted back in Total’s favor with the girls bringing the score line back to within touching distance at 6-5.  The first goal came from a clinical free kick as Total’s goalkeeper throughout the entire tournament, Megan, blasted in a free kick from distance into the upper right corner.  Marin and Abby both got on the scoresheet to give Total a chance but Explosion eventually got the next goal.  After taking shot after shot Megan was unable to save the fourth and final shot that put Explosion up 7-5.  Abby thought she had got the girls back in the game as her shot seemed to hit off the back post and out, but no goal was awarded with only two minutes left to play.  Explosion ended the night with two goals in quick progression to kill off the game to be crowned National Champions while Total Prodigy took home the Finalist Trophy for the 2011 National Championship Cup.



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