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U12 Girls celebrate a great season
The U12 Integrity Girls had a stellar season this spring. The girls finished undefeated in the Nebraska League with 7 wins and 1 tie. Integrity dominated both sides of the ball throughout the season. The girls averaged 4.6 goals scored per game, and scored 11 more goals then the 2nd place team. Integrity was also led by strong defending with 2 shutouts and gave up 6 less goals than the 2nd place team.
With a 1st place finish in the Nebraska League, Integrity now set their sights on their 2 remaining tournaments. This weekend the girls travel down the road to Lincoln for the 27th Annual Kris Walters Cup Soccer Tournament. Later in June Integrity will finish off their season with a trip down I-80 to the Kearney Invitational.
The girls had a blast helping all the kids.
Just because it is winter doesn't mean that the Integrity Girls are sitting at home. On Thursday, the girls spend the evening at The MICAH House making crafts with the kids who are staying at the house. The girls worked with the kids to make Valentines and paper mittens for their parents. It was a great night that helps make their fundraising efforts tangible. The girls made great connections and even broke out into a dance party.
Halloween Havoc 2015
This weekend the U12 Integirty Girls stayed close to home attending Halloween Havoc hosted by Council Bluffs FC. The Girls opened the weekend against Blair on Friday night under the lights. While the match was back and forth the entire game, Integrity couldn't find the back of the net and lost 3-0. Their second game pitted Integirty against Northwest Iowa's Galaxy. In their last meeting, Galaxy pulled out a 3-2 win over Integrity. The girls were determined not to let the past repeat itself. Integrity came out from the first minute and dominated amassing 91 passes. Integrity won 4-0 earning their 2nd shutout of the season. In the third game of the weekend, Integrity played Ames. In a hard-fought, physical match Integrity managed to pull out a 1-0 win off a goal by Lexi (her 10th of the season). The girls completed 74 passes and Jacee and Kayleigh earned their 3rd shutout of the season.
Over the course of the weekend, Integrity completed 245 passes and earned two shutouts. That equals a $25.00 donation to the MICAH House from all their donors.
Beautiful morning for soccer.
The U12 Integrity Girls have been busy the last few weeks. They traveled to Cedar Rapids for the FC United Midwest Classic. The girls played great all weekend and placed third after losing a tough semi-final match to Iowa City Alliance. The girls managed to completed 217 passes in the weekend and only lost to the 1st and 2nd place team.
Coming back to home, Integrity played two games this past weekend. On Saturday, the girls took on Gretna at home in Council Bluffs. Integrity had a shaky first half but, managed to pull it together to finish the game strong. Integrity won the match 5-1 and completed 86 passes.
On Sunday, the girls played a Papillion side who was 1 game ahead of them in the standings. Coming into the game, Papillion had outscored their opponents 6-1. Integrity and Papillion battled the first half with both teams having solid attempts on goal. They went into half-time 0-0. Coming out in the second half, Integrity started to control the possession and pressed for the game-winning goal but Papillion held fast. The game ended 0-0 with Kayleigh earning her first shutout of the season. Integrity racked up 107 passes in the game topping their season best.
Over the course of the two weekends, Integrity earned a $25.00 donation for the MICAH House.
U12 Integrity played South Soiux City this weekend in Omaha and acheived a major milestone. Over the course of the game they completed 106 passes! Last season, Integrity on hit the 100+ pass mark 5 times and it took 2 months.
The girls dominated the match defeating South Sioux City 12-1 and had 8 different girls score a goal.
Integrity Girls visit the MICAH House
The now U12 Integrity girls have kicked off their 2015 Fall season with two games and a visit to this season's partner, The MICAH House.
The mission of MICAH House is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for those families who are homeless. The MICAH House is the only shelter in the metro area that allows families to stay together while they are addressing their barriers to stability. With 23 guest rooms and a capacity to shelter up to 90 guests, they provide a vital resource to families in need within our community.
The girls took their initial visit of their facility and were impressed by how happy everyone was and how everyone pitch in with cleaning and cooking.
Integrity has been busy with 2 games already completed for the Fall season. They have racked up 145 passes in their first two games.
This weekend the U11 Integirty Girls made their final trip of the season to beautiful Kearney, NE. The weekend started off with a tough loss to a solid Phoenix team. Despite the loss, Integrity managed to complete 151 passes. That is their highest pass count of the season and is almost 3x as many passes as their first game of the season! The second game was a nail-biter against North Platte. Integrity went down 3 goals quickly but managed to get one back going into half-time. The girls had a tough time breaking North Platte down. However, with 15 minutes left in the game Integrity found the right combination. Within 5 minutes Integrity went from being down 3-1 to taking the lead 4-3! Integirty held on to the lead to win the game. With a win and a loss, the girls came into Sunday's game against Kearney knowing that they needed a win to have a chance to move on. Integirty dominated the match and won 3-0 with Jacee and Kayden securing the team's 4th shutout of the season.
Despite the win, Integrity fell just short of making the final. Going to the 3rd tie-breaker with North Platte, Integrity had given up one more goal than them. That meant that Phoenix and North Platte advanced to the final and Integirty ended their weekend in 3rd place.
Despite the bittersweet ending, Integrity completed 323 passes and had 1 shutout on the weekend. Those numbers earned a $22.00 donation from all of their supporters.
Beautiful Lincoln, NE
The U11 Integrity Girls traveled down Interstate 80 to Lincoln, NE this weekend for the 26th Annual Kris Walters Cup Soccer Tournament. The girls didn't see the results that they would have liked dropping the first two games to Lincoln Spirit and Sporting Lincoln. However, on Sunday Integrity managed to regroup and dominated Lincoln Spirit for a great 5-0 win. Jacee and Lexi combined for their 3rd shutout of the season. The girls also acheived another milestone by completing over 100 passes in the game. Over the course of the weekend, Integrity racked up 252 passes which is their highest 3-game average of the season. Combined with the shutout, the girls earned a $20.00 donation from their supporters.
On Tuesday, the U11 Integrity Girls spent the evening volunteering at the Midlands Humane Society (midlandshumanesociety.org). They began by dropping off supplies from the shelter's wish list and toys they had made on their trip to Cedar Rapids. The girls then divided into groups to tackle tasks ranging from feeding cats and dogs, prepping animal areas for the night, to doing some sweeping. The girls were happy they weren't asked to clean dog poop! Coach Stephanie even made a love connection with a shih tzu named Gizmo and put in an adoption application. The girls learned a ton about all the effort it takes to run the shelter and just how important their donations are.
Beautiful York, NE
The U11 Integrity Girls traveled 2 hours west on I-80 this weekend for an early match against Kearney. Despite the cold and wind, the girls dominated the match from the first minute. Intregirty scored 9 goals on the day with 77 passes. Lexi and Jacee combined to secure the team's 2nd shutout of the season.
The dominating win earned Integrity $13.00 from all their donors.
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