Rush Select G14 – Rush Fest 2012
The U14 Rush Select girls completed their 5 day training camp in Virginia Beach on Tuesday July 17th. The girls represented Colorado, Tennessee, Maryland, Wisconsin, Texas, New Mexico, Wisconsin, New York, respectively.
Steve Davis, NY Technical Director, and Chris Panayiotou, Rush WI Youth Director had the privilege of coaching the team. Steve and Chris would like to thank all the parents and everyone involved in the event that helped make it a huge success. Thanks to the drivers, chaperones and girls, along with Kendra Austin and Nik Penn, for their help and guidance, and to Adam Logan, who makes things happen with his camera.
The girls spoke at opening ceremony of the U12 Rushfest and shared what playing for Rush Select meant to them.
The girls had 3-4 activities a day. Some were training sessions, some were games and some were class room sessions with a balance of taking in Virginia Beach's culture.
The girls played VA Rush U15 ECNL team and after being 1-0 up with a goal from Hannah Crooks (MD) with possibly her 3rd or 4th touch and moments after going on. VA Rush drew level with a goal against the run of play early in the second half. After some adjustments U14 Select regained control and further goals from Corinne Burns (NY), Bree Bezdek (CO) and a brace from Delainee Evans (CO) saw Rush Select run out 5-1 winners.
The next day Select played against the VA Rush U14 ECNL team and in difficult conditions ran out 1-0 winners with a well taken goal from Corinne Burns (NY) with the assist coming from Bree Bezdek (CO).
The final game saw Rush Select split themselves into two teams with 6 players from the U16 VA ECNL team. The intra squad scrimmage saw some great football and ended in a 1-1 draw, with Bree Bezdeck (CO) scoring and Catie McDonald (NM) scoring the equalizer in an entertaining game.
Quote from one the parents:
"I also wanted to thank you for the great time... I really enjoyed getting to know the girls and both you and Coach Steve. It was truly a pleasure to watch such talented girls play soccer together. Oh yeah, and to watch such talented coaches guide them.... Thank you again for letting me be a part of that."