posted Dec 15, 2016, 6:54 AM by PHS Warrior Beat
By: Dom Farrace

SAN JOSE, California---USC tops WVU 3-1 for Women's College Cup Championship on Sunday, 12/4, at Avaya Stadium. This would be USC women’s second soccer title. Six seniors and four transfers played major minutes. They accounted for all three goals and two of the assists and eight saves from Sammy Jo Prudhomme, transfer goalkeeper.

     “Katie Johnson scored two against West Virginia, and was named the tournament's most outstanding player.” Mentions ESPN.

     “Savannah Levin heading a corner kick deep into the box to set up Morgan Andrews for a headed finish, wasn't the fastest in the history of the final, but it was a lightning bolt. Undaunted, West Virginia piled up possession and shots until Ashley Lawrence tied the game with a 66th-minute strike. Still, the Mountaineers pressed on. Defending wasn't uncomfortable territory. And when Andrews launched a quick counterattack with a long pass that Leah Pruitt, another transfer, turned into an assist on the first of Johnson's two goals, USC had the lead back at 2-1.” States ESPN

     The player seemed to be very appreciative of their coaching staff, when McAlpine said "I think this coaching staff did an amazing job bringing these players that came from a similar situation that I did and bringing them back to a place mentally where they believe they're good players. Because they are good players."

Edited By: DA