CHICO, Calif. -- The Chico Cal Blaze soccer team pulled off many upsets to become champions of not one, but two California tournaments this summer.
Chico Cal Blaze played against some of the biggest clubs in California as they competed in the ARFC Independence Cup and the Pleasanton Rage Summer Showcase.
"They were difficult," said goalkeeper Ally Littau. "They definitely challenged us and they were pretty high in rank, but we had to put are all in and all of our skill that we practiced and trained for and put it all together."
The U-14 girls won both tournaments in the Premier II bracket. Littau only allowed one goal in the Summer Showcase.
“This is a huge accomplishment from a team in Chico because most teams from up here struggle with huge clubs and teams [like that], but this team has been playing so well and they showed themselves that they can play with anybody," said head coach Randy Agnew.
"We were so excited," said Sabrina Agnew. "Never really saw it coming. I was hoping, but never really saw the outcome."
"All of our hard work, blood, sweat and tears... It feels great for it to pay off in the end," said Tatym Dever.
The girls will head back to Sacramento this weekend to play in the Union Cup. They will also move up to the Premier level this fall.