Two Gillette Edge girls team traveled to Minnesota to compete at the 29th Annual Schwan’s USA Cup held in Blaine, Minnesota.
The tournament is a weeklong event hosting over 1,000 teams from 18 countries and 20 US States. There are more than 400 world –class referees from 22 countries and 25 States …this is not your ordinary soccer tournament that’s for sure.
Gillette’s two teams that traveled there were the U11 girls coached by Justin and Kristina Roswadovski and the U13 girls coached by Justin and Kristina Roswadovski and Alex Ayers. The girls worked hard to get there holding several fundraisers including a garage sale, bake sales, a car wash, raffles and local sponsorship which helped raise money. The fun did not stop there, with twice a week 2 hour long practices and extra conditioning 2-3 times a week with the help of Shana Ayers. The girls where well prepared for the biggest tournament they have seen so far. The Gillette teams where the only girls teams from the State of Wyoming to participate at the tournament.
The U13 girls played in the gold division and had a great start as they won their first game 3-1. Kennedy Ayers, Alyssa Stumbaugh and Mollie Wilson each scored a goal while Kylie Hatzenbihler and Kennedy Ayers each had an assist.
The girls made it to the quarter finals but unfortunately did not advance. They ended up 3 wins and 3 losses; they played hard and gave it their all. Other goals for the weekend were Delaney Hallcroft with 3 and McKenzee Nuzum with 1. Other team members include Kierra Cutright, Baylee Hamlin, Rylee Hladky, Emma Jarvis, Emily Jones, Christina Lacek, Grace Roswadovski and Kennedy Schomer.
The U11 girls coached by Justin and Kristina Roswadovski played in the silver division and had an amazing week as they went undefeated and brought home the gold trophy! They played 6 great games and scored a total of 11 goals throughout the tournament. Top scorers where Gabby Drube with 6, Peyton Roswadovski with 3, Breckyn Hamlin, Macy Schomer and Brady Diemling each had 2 goals along with Karissa Tranas and Shaelea Milliron adding a goal each. Breckyn Hamlin, Macy Schomer and Brady Diemling each had 3 assists while Peyton Roswadovski and Shaelea Milliron had 2 assists and Kate Hladky had one as well. Other team mates are Payton McGrath, Sydney Solem and Skylar Wyllie.