The Shockers headed up to Gatlinburg for the third year for the Gatlinburg Spring Classic looking to repeat last year’s success.
Saturday’s first game was a chilly start to the day. We started off slow for our first game of the season but went up 1-0. After giving up too many corner kicks, one of them finally stuck and tied the game at 1-1. A late PK got us up for the 2-1 win!
Game 2 we improved on our first game and won with a 3-0 scoreline! This set us up as the number one seed in our bracket and gave us a semi-final berth for Sunday.
In the Semi Final, the Shockers took a slim 1-0 lead for most of the game before a second one sealed the game with a 2-0 win and a third straight Finals appearance!
In the first three games of the tournament, we hadn’t played our best but had been improving with each game. In the Final, we faced off against the same team from our first game. We gave up another corner kick goal to go down 0-1 early on. The girls managed to get one back by half time for a 1-1 score. Then the second half came and the Shockers brought the Shocker Storm! The ladies came out and took their play up several levels and the opposition had no answer. Three goals in the half gave us the final scoreline of 4-1 and our second championship at Rocky Top in two years!
At the same time our Tempest sisters, the Hurricanes and Revolution also won their respective championships giving Tempest three out of four championships at the Gatlinburg Spring Classic!