Northwest NEWS

April 19, 1999

Front Page

Divas win championship

Cascade Select Divas are Lydia Anderson, Elizabeth Chapman, Leah Drew, Sarah Gustat, Libbye Haddon, Jennifer Harder, Amanda Hendricks, Abigail Kwiat, Cassandra Pepper, Lindsay Peterson, Lindsay Ray, Renee Remedios, Suzanne Schuyleman, Kate Wakefield, Maria Williams, Jolene Witsil, Kimberly Wolfstone, and Sarah Young. Coach is Sorin Malancioiu and Assistant Coach is Miguel Remedios.

   by Rita Webster, special to the Valley View

   Proud parents and other Valley residents watched the Cascade Select "Divas" win the U-17 Girls Commissioners Cup Championship last month. The Divas completed an undefeated postseason with a 3-0 victory over the Maple Valley Marauders on March 6.

   Head coach Sorin Malancioiu commented after the game, "The girls have made history by winning the Commissioner's Cup, an accomplishment never achieved before by a Snoqualmie Valley soccer team."

   The Divas played a tough no-scoring game most of the first half, but just before the break the first goal was scored by Lindsay Peterson. In the second half, Sarah Young and Cassie Pepper added insurance goals. The outstanding play by goalie Sarah Gustat was critical as the Divas turned back several late charges by the Marauders.

   After finishing in second place during the regular season last fall, the Divas came back in the new year with solid determination and teamwork.