Nike Cup Highlights

The team returns to Oakland on Monday, May 29. Be sure to check for the latest information on flight status.

2000 Nike Cup Champions
CAL-North '86 Girls Team 1

Team 1 defeats British Columbia, 5-0
CAL dominates game, outshoots BC 31-1. CAL starts strong, with several near misses early in the game -- a Stephanie Wieger volley from Caroline hits the post, then an Erica Frizzell blast from 30 yds rattles the crossbar. A Wieger goal on a goalkeeper deflection is called back for an offside violation. On an assist from Rose, Kira sidesteps diving keeper for first CAL goal. In the second half, Caroline one-touches cross from Mikki for 2-0. Wieger follows up a deflected shot by Chioma, 3-0. Rose sends ground shot through defenders and past a sleeping keeper, 4-0. Dana outmaneuvers 4 defenders to get the last shot of the game, 5-0.
Team 2 ties Oregon, 1-1
CAL gets off to shaky start, with several well-executed Oregon through-passes resulting in an Oregon goal 4 minutes into the game. After 15 minutes CAL starts to regain confidence. Jessica Gray unleashes two powerful shots from 30 yds out, and a Natalie-to-Meghann cross and volley almost scores. Gray finally ties the game on a free kick from 25 yds.
Team 1 defeats Colorado, 2-0
CO fails to capitalize on a couple early scoring opportunities. Thereafter, the CAL defense of Stephanie Lopez, Amanda, Aubree and Vanessa is a nearly impenetrable wall and most of the rest of the game is played in the CO half of the field. GK Andrea's sure hands smother any other shots CO manages for the rest of the game. CAL goes up 1-0 in the first minute of the second half -- Lizzy gathers a loose ball and her shot from 25 yds is held up by the wind just enough to drop in over the keeper's reach. Later, Rose is sent flying by a clip from a CO defender in the penalty area, and Dana calmly converts the PK, 2-0.
Team 2 ties British Columbia, 2-2
CAL finds itself down early -- when CAL neglects to challenge, a BC midfielder drops an easy chip shot from 25 yds over the head of the goalkeeper for a goal in the first minute. BC adds another goal, and 6 mins into the game CAL is down 0-2. CAL finally regroups and the rest of the game is played in BC's half. 5 mins into the 2nd half, the BC keeper can't hold on to Natalie's shot and Najwa taps the loose ball into an open goal. Later, Elena subs into the game on a corner kick, just in time to head Jessica Gray's perfect far-post corner kick in for the final goal.
Team 1 defeats Washington, 7-1
Rain falls all first half. CAL takes first 7 shots. Erica shot from 25 yds slips through keeper's hands, 1-0. Full-field cross from Stephanie Wieger breaks Rose free at midfield, shot from 18 yds, 2-0. WA regroups, scores on 18-yd shot into upper corner, by halftime has evened shot count. Second half is all CAL -- 2 mins in, keeper deflects Rose's shot, Brittany follows with diving header, 3-1. Kira gets ball at top of penalty area, chops, turns, fires ball inside near post, 4-1. WA has open goal when forward on breakaway beats CAL keeper, but Vanessa comes from behind to clear ball over end line. CAL back on offense, Aubree's shot from 18 yds is curving just outside far upper corner of goal when Wieger leaps high to head ball into goal, 5-1. Wieger in traffic at top of penalty area, bounces ball to Lizzy, who half-volleys shot from 20 yds, 6-1. Chioma in traffic, outmuscles several defenders to shoot from 14 yds, 7-1.
Colorado defeats Team 2, 1-4
This time CO does not miss opportunities they lost in yesterday's game against Team 1. CO shot hits crossbar, followup shot scores first goal in 6th min. Goalkeeper comes out early on CO breakaway, CO places ball into corner of goal, 0-2. Just before halftime Elena pokes ball in on cross deep into penalty area by Natalie, 1-2. In second half CO throwin comes down in middle of penalty area, shot just inside post scores, 1-3. Late in game a slick ball goes through keeper's hands for final CO goal, 1-4.
Team 1 ties Oregon, 1-1
Strong OR team matches CAL everywhere on field. Both teams create fleeting scoring opportunities, but good defensive play keeps game scoreless most of first half. Dana works down right side, fights her way along end line to near post, passes to Stephanie Wieger, score from 3 yds. 4 minutes later OR through-pass to a fast forward catches CAL keeper overcommitted outside penalty area, clearing kick rebounds back toward CAL goal, forward finishes to tie score. Second half is played in steady downpour, but OR team is unable to use OR weather to their advantage.
Team 2 defeats Washington, 5-1
8 mins into game Najwa sneaks ball past keeper for first goal. 3 mins later Whitney collects loose ball on right side of penalty area, chops, turns, fires into upper far corner, 2-0. 6 mins into second half Lauren centers ball, Whitney breaks past defender and places ball past charging keeper, 3-0. WA scores on a corner kick, but CAL not through yet. Najwa tackled to ground, but manages pass to Kayelyn, relay to Whitney, turn, shot to upper corner for hat trick, 4-1. Jamie battles in midfield, sends through-pass to Najwa on breakaway, fakes diving keeper, places shot into open goal, 5-1.


Nike Cup Information

Unfortunately, Coach Felicia will not be able to accompany the team to the Nike Cup. She wishes to tell the girls, "I wanted to let you know that I was not going to be at the Nike tournament. I wish both teams the best of luck. Take with you the things you learned from Adidas tournament. Again, I am sorry I could not have gone with you girls. I will miss all the fun and watching you battle the other teams. See ya soon."
  1. TRAVEL: As you already know, we will be flying out of Oakland Airport on Friday, May 26th at 7:20 AM. All players must meet at the airport and check in with your Administrators by 6:00 AM. sharp! The teams must be checked in as a whole team and anyone arriving late could be excluded. Please follow all instructions mailed to you from the CYSA office.

    Check here for map to fields and additional flight and weather information.

  2. DRESS CODE: All players must be dressed appropriately for the flight. The dress for departure will be as follows: Khaki Slacks (no spandex or capri pants) with a white collared polo shirt, and your ODP warm-up jacket. Please wear appropriate shoes as you will be walking through the airports and carrying your own luggage.

  3. CARRY ON: Everyone will carry on the plane their Team Sports bag packed with the following: Your complete Uniform, shin guards, cleats, any medications, and your soccer ball (must be deflated), basically include anything you would need to play if your suitcase got lost! Remove any metal objects from your sports bag that could pose a problem at the security check (many players carry objects to clean the mud out of their cleats, the airline could consider this dangerous, just pack this in your bag you will check) You may want to bring a small snack (healthy) as we won't be eating lunch until we get to the hotel.

  4. WHAT TO PACK: Not A lot! Your warm-up pants, as you will be wearing your jacket. You will not need much as most of the time you will be in uniforms. Pack lightly as you will be carrying your own luggage as well as your sports bag. The weather is changeable in Oregon, so bring rain gear, an umbrella and a large plastic garbage bag. Or if it's hot, a baseball cap or visor. Watch the weather forecast. Mark everything with your name. You will be responsible for your belongings.

  5. ROOMMATES: The rooming list will be given out on Friday.

  6. HOW MUCH MONEY: Because shopping is not on the agenda, only a small sum of money will be needed. Most of the players will want a tournament shirt and some snacks. I understand Nike will have a souvenir booth.

  7. ODP STATE TEAM RULES: Again I would like to remind every one of the State Team Rules are always in effect and MUST be followed. A player could be sent home at anytime for problem behavior.
I think I have covered almost everything, however, please continue to check the hotline and website for the most up to date information. In case of EMERGENCIES, everyone has my cell #.


Joyce and Rosemarie