Tahoe breaks the ice with Kit Carson Shootout title
Carrie Hurwitz has a lot to look forward to during the next six years.
Last weekend she watched her Tahoe Ice, a U-12 team, become one of the few girls’ teams from the South Shore to have ever won the Kit Carson Shootout All-Star Tournament.
Hurwitz will anxiously watch the progress of her all-stars in the years to come after they quickly became cohesive following the South Lake Tahoe AYSO playoffs.
“Hopefully they’ll stick together because I can see this team playing together in high school some day and it would be pretty neat to watch,” Hurwitz said. “With only a week to prepare, they were still able to stick together as a team and play hard throughout the entire tournament. They wanted to show Tahoe that they were good enough to go down there and play with those girls.”
In championship form, the final between the Ice and Carson Valley Explosion came down to the wire and then some. The teams played through regulation and a 10-minute sudden-death overtime without a goal. But in the game-deciding shootout, Jordyn and Joleen Ferguson converted goals to give the Ice a 2-1 championship win.
“It’s my first year coaching AYSO and by all means it was the best. You couldn’t ask for anything more,” said Hurwitz, who was raised in South Lake Tahoe.
En route to the championship, the Ice shook up the Bishop Quakes 2-1, tied the North Tahoe Lakers 1-1 and cooled off the Carson Hot Shots 2-0.
Sarah Burks scored twice in the victory over the Quakes and knocked in both goals against the Hot Shots. Pickering scored the Ice’s lone goal against North Lake Tahoe.
Hannah Daly kept the Ice net clean aS she played goalkeeper from the tournament’s beginning to end.
The all-star players were selected based on ratings from their regular-season AYSO coaches. Teams can have a maximum of 15 players.
“I tried to stack our defense and tried to get offenders who coincided with the players we had on defense,” Hurwitz said.
Other championship contributors were Lyric Harwick, Alexis Nunes, Erica Kolari, Areina Thomas, Brette Harrington, Sara Burrell, Heather Roberto, Yesenia Jaimes, Rebecca Bruce, Elizabeth Webb and Tamara Snight.
South Lake Tahoe U-10 boys’ team placed second in their all-star tournament.
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