In a hard fought series of games the U16AAA Lady Roughriders defeated the Colorado Selects for the state championship. In two weeks the team will face off against the Dallas Stars in Phoenix to see which team will advance to nationals.
The series started with the select scoring a go ahead goal in the second period to win the first game 2-1.
The Lady Roughriders came out aggressive in the second game out shooting the selects but both teams traded goals ending with a 4-4 tie. The teams went into overtime but the Roughriders had the confidence and momentum and soon Julia Volpie scored the overtime goal and tied up the series.
In the final game the Lady Roughriders came out fast and playing hard. But this game was about the goalies and both teams netminders played great games. Teagan Ries was a brick wall and made sure that nothing would get past her! Julia Volpie with 6 minutes left in the game decided to end the stalemate and had a beautiful shot in the back of the Selects' net.
It was a great series and the Lady Roughriders congratulate the Selects for playing a hard fought three games and a successful season.
As soon as the games were over the Lady Roughriders received a congratulatory phone call from Mike Salekin The head coach from the Dallas U16AAA team saying he was very excited for a very competitive weekend playing our team.
U16 Tier I State Champions