FC Tucson 02/03 Girls Black, consisting of local college-bound talent coached by Pima men’s soccer coach David Gosgrove, lost Saturday morning in the semifinals of the U.S. Youth Soccer Far West Regionals at Boise, Idaho.
The team was eliminated 4-0 by the Utah Soccer Alliance USA Premier 02 team.
Caitlyn Maher of Catalina Foothills finished the regional as FC Tucson 02/03 Girls Black’s top scorer with three goals. She is bound for Pima College.
“Outstanding effort from our girls,” mentioned assistant coach David Gutierrez, whose daughter Savannah, a former Tucson High standout, is also headed to Pima. “Super proud and still choked up. Not over loss but of these kids moving on to play college and this was the last time we will all play together.
“Coach Cosgrove and myself couldn’t be prouder of this group of girls.”
FC Tucson 02/03 19U Girls Black roster
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