EFC G'01 Blue won the inaugural Island Cup tournament the weekend of August 27th and 28th for the Girls U10 Gold Division. They started strong, winning their first game 5-1 against FC Crush White despite catching a 6:10am ferry to get to the Island. The second game proved much more challenging but they managed a 2-1 win against the ISC Gunners G'01 B team. In their third and final bracket match they fought hard but came away with a 0-0 tie against Harbor Premier G'01 Green.
Coming out of their bracket undefeated, they faced the ISC Gunners G'O1 B team for the Final in a rematch of the battle from the day before. They went under 0-2 in the first 17 minutes. But the girls kept fighting and got a goal back, coming off the field 1-2 at halftime. Midway through the second half they equalized and finished the game tied 2-2. After two scoreless 5 minute overtimes, the girls participated in their first shootout.
EFC shot first and scored. The EFC goalkeeper, Lillian Johnson, saved all 4 PK's from the Gunner's. The fifth shooter (Avery Keeler) drilled a shot into the side netting, clinching the 2-0 shootout victory. A dramatic first tournament win for EFC G'01 Blue!