Story by Jeff Hall
The Central Arkansas Soccer Club ’08 Wildcats faced little resistance this weekend, bringing home the Riceland Foods Harvest Cup U12 girls championship with a 6-1 victory over AR Revolution (Jonesboro) on Sunday. Jonesboro entered the match tied with Central Arkansas for first place after two games of pool play.
Central Arkansas opened with Paragould on Saturday, defeating the Predators 4-1. The Wildcats overcame a slow start, scoring three goals in the second half. Central Arkansas later put away Lakeland (Tenn.) International Futbol Academy 6-0, utilizing quick, short passes to overwhelm the Lady Lions.
Seven Central Arkansas players scored during the tournament. The Wildcats (41 shots on goal) finished with a 39 percent shot conversion rate.
Central Arkansas, coached by Julie Fluger, improved to 6-1-1 overall this fall. The Wildcats’ only loss came to FC Arkansas ’07 (Fayetteville). The Wildcats travel to Memphis this weekend to play in the Rose Cup.
Steve Landers CDJR in Little Rock sponsors Central Arkansas Soccer Club. The Wildcats are individually sponsored by Chreyton Electric, Bryant Family Pharmacy, Clark Contractors, Merchants & Farmers Bank, Tacos 4 Life, Big Red, Blue Sky Hope and Recovery Center, Elite Landscaping & Construction, Insultech, Jay Van Dover – Shelter, Lindsey’s Pools & Spas, Mid-Ark Roofing, PCA Technology Solutions and Summers Welding.