Nationals 2018 had it all: beautiful soccer, incredible goals, crazy weather, and memories to last a lifetime. We traveled to Alabama last Wednesday to compete in this highly anticipated tournament and returned yesterday with our heads held high.
Our team played very well and dominated group play with wins over Purdue (4-0), Minnesota (2-1), and Penn State (3-2). We moved on to quarterfinals Friday night, where we battled it out against Grand Valley University to a decisive 3-0 victory. Unfortunately, during our semifinal game against USC, the thunder and lightning storms in the area became too dangerous for play to continue and the remainder of the tournament had to be cancelled. We were incredibly disappointed to end Nationals without having the opportunity to win it all, but proud to have performed to the best of our abilities while we could. Thank you to all of the loving parents who came to cheer us on -- we can never express how much your constant support means to us.
And thank you to YOU for donating to our Spark campaign and making this experience a reality for us. Despite the premature ending of the tournament, we had a blast in Alabama and showed the rest of the country that we belong among the top teams in the nation. This was only possible because you helped us raise over $6,600 in less than a month, and we are so grateful.
With that said, this isn't the end! Please continue to spread the word about our campaign -- there are only four days left to donate! We still have lots of soccer to play and traveling to do for Spring season, and we need your help to refer others to our cause.
Thank you for your unwavering support, and GO BRUINS!
Your UCLA Women's Club Soccer team (basically National champs!)