This past weekend five of the Virginia Legacy CCL Girls’ teams participated in the annual WAGS tournament in Northern Virginia. The WAGS tournament is one of the largest and most competitive girls tournaments in the United States for youth soccer. Close to twenty states were represented along with a number of international teams. With this tournament being as big as it is, it attracts the nations top colleges to come and recruit with well over 100 colleges in attendance for the weekend. The high school ages play in a showcase format, which is one game each day, , , and , in front of these coaches. The highlight of the showcase group came from the 2001 CCL Girls who finished with two victories and one draw, playing teams from Virginia, Delaware, and Florida.
Overall the 5 girls teams (U14, U16, U17, U18, U19) combined record was 9-7-1. The youngest team represented by Legacy were the U14 CCL Girls who played a traditional tournament format with three group games and then a semi-final and final. They were able to finish in first place in their group and move on to the semi-final against a strong Fredericksburg CCL team. The game finished in a 0-0 draw and headed to penalty kicks where the Legacy girls won in dramatic fashion and moved on to the finals to face the Ohio Celtic Alliance Elite. The Ohio team won all three of their group games and only gave up one goal in four total games before the finals. It was a close game but the Legacy girls were able to come out on top winning 2-0 and ultimately winning the tournament – going 4 wins and 1 loss over the 3 days. This was an incredible experience for the young team, wrapping up a very successful tournament for the Legacy overall.
“With the WAGS Tournament being such a prestigious tournament, it is an achievement even being accepted to participate, but the way the girls competed and the results they earned showed they can compete with the best girls teams around the state, region, nation and internationally.” - Shawn Trueblood - Girls Director of Coaching