U12 GRPA state champs

U12 GRPA state champs (Contributed Photo)

The Calhoun U12 All-Star girls soccer team won the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Championship recently in Jefferson.

The team made up of all stars from the Calhoun Rec’s 12-under division, won two games at the state tournament, including a 1-0 overtime victory in over Columbia County in the semifinals and a 1-0 win over Camden County in the championship game. Olivia Beach scored the goals in both games.

The team previously went 3-0 at the GRPA Regional Tournament in Blue Ridge a few weeks ago to advance to the state tournament.

The team, which is pictured with their state championship trophy, is coached by Lee Beach and team members include: Madilyn Allen, Tatam Ballinger, Martiza Barreto, Olivia Beach, Anna Brannon, Sarah Beth Dupree, Jasmine Goss, Mattie Gunter, Erika Guzman, Kylie Morris, Asiyah Pritchett and Catie Schutz.