Reign U-16 girls team loses in state finals

South Whidbey Reign’s U-16 girls team fell short of a state championship when it lost 1-0 to Crossfire Redmond in the finals of the Washington Youth Soccer Founder’s Cup on May 7.

The Reign advanced to the state championship with a 4-1 win over Crossfire Yakima on May 6.

“It was an amazing weekend and season for these girls,” co-coach Terry Swanson said. “They understand the relationship between the hard work and dedication on the practice field and outcome in games.”

The Reign finished 11-5-2 overall and gave up just 11 goals in 18 games played. They were also coached by Karl Peterson, while Makenzie Peterson and James Wiley volunteered as trainers.

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