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SPORTS BRIEF: FWFC Panthers win Apple Cup title
The Federal Way Football Club girls under-12 Panthers won the 2011 Wenatchee Apple Cup 12-13 Silver bracket on Oct. 9. The Panthers won four-straight games to take the title.
The Panthers won their first game, 2-1, over the Key Strikers, beat the Wenatchee Sharks in their second game, 6-0, and downed the North Bend Black Widows, 3-1, in their third day. The Panthers beat the Ephrata Extreme in the championship, 4-0. During the tournament, six of the 13 players on the Panthers’ roster scored goals.
Federal Way’s Raelyn Gradel also defended her title from last year in the Goalie Wars by winning the u-12 bracket in three-straight matches. Goalie Wars is a first to five goals or a two-minute match where the two goalies play head-to-head in a 30-yard by 20-yard field divided in half with two full-size facing goals on the end lines.
The team included Mary Grace Curran, Claudia Steed, Calista Rubish, Jadyn Hatch, Emily Logan, Dana Wolf, Claire Thoreson, Leanne Bryant, Anne Marie Curran, Raelyn Gradel, Victoria Goldsmith, Megan Schafer and Cheyenne Welker. The team is coached by Shane Caney and Roland Schafer.