Piedmont 2014 Girls Purple advance to State Cup final

(Left to Right) First Row: Eliana Korn, Olive Dao-Hoang, Poppy Stearns, Robbie Moore, Maya Sweeney, Lena Whittaker, Eliana Akpala, Logan Piotrowski, Eloise McDowell, Bryn Balzan, Arianna Algarate. Second Row: Coaches Ewan Morrison and Francis Hoang

The 2014 Girls Purple Piedmont Highlanders defeated teams from Napa, Sacramento and Alameda before ultimately falling 1-0 to Granite Bay in the last minute of their State Cup Gold 3 Final on November 13 in Lathrop, CA. 

The girls entered their Final on a dominant seven-game run, during which they outscored their opponents 51-7 and took home the championship of the Creek Cup Octoberfest’s top division. 

The appearance in the State Cup Final capped a remarkable turnaround for a group of 8-year-old girls who only met in July and were playing their first season of competitive soccer together. 

Congratulations to Arianna Algarate, Eliana Akpala, Eliana Korn, Eloise McDowell, Lena Whittaker, Logan Piotrowski, Olive Dao-Hoang, Poppy Stearns, Robbie Moore and Coaches Ewan Morrison and Francis Hoang. 

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