The Columbia United 97 Girls Blue had a great weekend December 1-2 at the GSA Academy Invitational, winning the U10 Girls Flight IV. The girls played strongly all weekend, and the results showed it: a 1-1 draw with GA’s Concorde Fire White, a 2-0 defeat of GA’s Coweta Cannons, and a 3-0 Semi-Finals defeat over Atlanta’s Tophat 16 Silver. The championship game was another tense one as Allie Crossland’s early goal was equalized in the second half, resulting in penalty kicks. The girls scored on 4 out of 5 penalty shots, and goalkeeper Charlotte Dover made two excellent saves that guaranteed the championship. It was the perfect close to a great season. Way to go girls!