The Plantation Eagles U14 Girls squad advanced to the State Cup Final Four by defeating the Sunrise Fire, 2-0, on Sunday, May 6, 2007. Caiti Zeytoonian and Erica Ershowsky tallied goals to lead the Eagles.
The Eagles earned their way into the Elite Eight game against Sunrise by defeating the Maitland Heat 2-1, on PKs, in the Sweet 16, on Saturday, April 5. Zeytoonian had the equalizer in the 65th minute of that contest.
In round one of the tournament, held on April 14th & 15th, in Naples, the Eagles shut out Central Brevard, Naples Youth Soccer and West Pasco FC, all by identical 1-0 finals. Zeytoonian scored the game winning goals vs. Central Brevard and West Pasco, while Brianna Stampler found the back of the net to put down Naples.
Plantation Eagles Director of Coaching, John Ramos had the following message for the team; "I want to stress that the coaching staff and club appreciates the effort the players make along with the parents. Our goal was developing good soccer players. Players that can think for themselves. Players with great work ethic. Players that have a passion for the game of soccer. And most important, players that have a passion to be the best they can be. These are the components that have pushed this group to this final stage of the season. As the director of coaching of the club I am proud to say that this group is a role model for our younger players in the club. We have a bright future for this club if we can follow in the footsteps of our u14 team."
The Eagles join the 2006 U13 State Champion, Team Boca White, and the runner-up, Ponte Vedra Storm, along with Melbourne Beach Tsunami, in the 2007 Final Four at Fort Myers, on May 19-20, 2007.
Plantation opens with a game vs. Melbourne on Saturday, while Team Boca takes on Ponte Vedra in a rematch of last year’s final. The two winners will play on Sunday for the State crown and the right to advance and represent Florida at the Southern Regional Championships, to be held in Oklahoma City, OK, June 28 – July 4, 2007.
The Eagles U14 Girls playing in State Cup are;
Julia Kantor, Natasha Guertler, Kerry Caputo, Bonnie Campbell, Tylar Emerick-Feller, Lauren DiCalvo, Erica Ershowsky, Katryna Hogan, Brianna Stampler, Abbey Howe, KK Brisbin, Amy Goodner, Megan Davis, Kalie Soli, Taylor Schwartz, Caiti Zeytoonian, Krysten Saccocio, and Jen Nardone.