A record 5 Rush teams have advanced to the PDT Championship Final in another banner day for Rush Select on Sunday. The U13 and U16 girls and the U14, U15 and U16 boys will all be fighting to be crowned champions Monday morning.
The 13's won 4-1 over Top Hat (GA) while the U16 girls won their group with a 6-0 over Kansas Rush Wolves. The U14 boys swept their bracket with a 1-0 win over Arsenal (CO) and will play the home town SC Del Sol in the final. The 15 boys also swept their group and then pulled out a hard fought win in the Semi-final to advance to the Championship. In the Rush Game of the Day, the U16 boys seemed destined to lose their first game ever at PDT after FC Dallas El Paso scored early in the first half and had another goal taken back after being offside. The game changed late as Rush drew a penalty kick which was taken well by Zach Emerson (OR) to send the game to PK's. A back and forth round of PKs ended with a monster stop by Goalkeeper Ethan Suda which clinched the PK win and sent all Rush fans in the house straming onto the field to help the boys celebrate properly!