Photo courtesy of Suzanne Milligan.
0512 MBJH soccerFront row: Chandler Law, Caroline Dunn, Carlin Pittman, Elizabeth Clutton, Peggy Haynes, Chancellor Rogers, Baily Martin. Back row: Coach Spenser Pazmino, Alexa Ruttenberg, Mary Alice Corcoran, Lindsey Kirk, Gabi Goldfarb, Caroline Milligan, Abby Garrett, Kaylor Kidd, Mary Cameron Tindle, Jessica Sirkin, and Coach Mark Cornelius. Not pictured: Maggie Albright.
After five long years, Mountain Brook Girls’ Junior Varsity Soccer team won the prestigious Oak Mountain Athletics Junior Varsity Soccer Tournament. Teams from across the state participated in this elite, two-day competition. This is a premier tournament that showcases upcoming Alabama team talent.
During match play in a blinding rainstorm, MBHS JV girls defeated Chelsea 6-0. Then, in the following game after a two-hour lightening delay, the Mountain Brook girls defeated soccer perennial powerhouse Bob Jones of Huntsville 1-0. The following morning, they defeated a scrappy Thompson 1-0 in muddy conditions to advance to the finals.
In the finals against Oak Mountain, a hard fought contest ended in a regulation play tie. Two overtime periods followed with no score, which lead to a set of penalty kick shootouts to decide the champions. In a final game that lasted two hours, MBHS JV Girls won on penalty kicks and captured the title. Twelve MBJH ninth graders are on the team’s roster of 17.
With the season almost over, the team is undefeated in regular season and tournament play for 2012.