The local AYSO Region 551 girls U12 team recently went to the Sectional Games tournament in Huntsville, Alabama.
The tournament pitted teams from Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina against each other in a weekend-long tournament. Games were played in brutal heat and sun.
The local U12 girls suffered a heartbreaking loss in the semi-final game against a tough Alabama team. The game ended with a penalty shootout following two five-minute overtime periods.
The Region 551 girls placed third overall, and brought home the Sportsmanship award for their age division. The team was proudly coached by Kristen Whitaker and Ryan O’ Boyle.