2nd Place in South Torrance Holiday Varsity Tournament 1-1, 2-4 PK Loss

47a4cc36b3127cce9854b5d5893900000015102AZMm7Vq5bM-South Torrance Holiday Varsity Tournament Saturday December 15 at 7:30 PM vs Torrance HS (1-1, 2-4 PK Loss): For the majority of the game Costa seemed to have an advantage and was able to put 7 1st half shots on frame but none found their way past the Torrance keeper. The biggest Torrance keeper save in the 1st half came on a breakaway by Costa’s Emelie Flaig that was turned away by the keeper. Scoreless at halftime, Costa kept up the attack and 8 minutes into the 2nd half Costa worked a couple of passes into the box that allowed Emelie a 2nd chance that she put into the back of the net for a 1-0 Costa lead. Backed by nice midfield play & runs by the Costa forwards, Costa had the momentum and was looking to add an insurance goal but Torrance held them off. Just over halfway into the 2nd half Torrance got the break they needed when a long pass to an open runner down the right side put her in position to fire off a well-placed shot from distance out of the Costa keeper’s reach and into the top left side for the equalizer, Torrance’s only shot on frame during the match. Both teams were shut down in the remaining minutes of regulation time sending the outcome of the match directly to penalty kicks. Torrance didn’t flinch on their PKs after the tournament MVP Torrance keeper blocked the 1st Costa PK. After Costa’s 4th PK ticked off the outside of the right post, the next Torrance shooter found net to give them the 2-4 PK tournament championship in a very well-played game by both teams.