Soccer team earns second in tourney

Soccer team earns second in tourney The Vermillion girls soccer team, Dakota Breeze Extreme, earned runner-up in the Under-14 Girls Division last weekend at the 1998 Fall Finale Soccer tournament in Sioux City, IA.

Extreme won its first game Saturday in the rain against Great Plains United of Sioux Falls, with an offensive attack that totally dominated play.

Extreme had 14 shots on goal and converted 8. Great Plains had no shots on goal. The final score was 8-0.

In the second match, Extreme took on Iowa's Urbandale Legacy, a top-ranked Division One team. Extreme scored first on a goal by striker Kristen Kitto with an assist by midfield Ashley Cleveland.

Near the end of the first half, Legacy got an opportunity for a score on a penalty kick. That attempt was stopped with a diving save by goalkeeper Dru VanKley.

Extreme led at the half 1-0. With an attempt to equalize, Legacy scored early in the second half to set the stage for a very tough defensive battle.

Both Extreme and Legacy had other scoring opportunities in the second half, but neither could convert. The match ended in a 1-1 tie.

On Sunday, Extreme won its game with Des Moines Dowling 1-0 on a shot by midfield Ashley Cleveland just before the game was called due to severe weather.

Because of the adverse weather the tournament winners were decided by total tournament points. First and second place teams received individual player awards.

Teams in the Under-14 Girls Division were Urbandale Legacy, 1st place, Great Plains Momentum, Great Plains United, Iowa United, Los Bravos of Des Moines, Lincoln Predators, Des Moines Dowling, and Dakota Breeze Extreme 2nd place.

Dakota Breeze Extreme is one of two teams from Vermillion organized in the Dakota Breeze Soccer Club, a competitive soccer association.

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