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New Blog for THUSC United Sodium

Posted by bunchgrasser on May 21, 2009

The THUSC United Sodium team has a new blog site for this year. Check out the new graphics, great information, and of course the always-inspiring discourse.

Thanks Ed!

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THUSC Sodium sweeps Blue Mountain Exchange!

Posted by bunchgrasser on March 2, 2009

Wow, talk about a powerful presence! Two-time Oregon state champs – THUSC Sodium (my daughter’s U13 team) traveled to Tri-Cities WA for the Blue Mountain Exchange Tournament this weekend. This tournament attracts some of the strongest, most physical soccer teams from the region, including teams from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Sodium hasn’t fared well at this tournament in the past, so it is understandable that the Lady Warriors rolled into town on Friday looking to even the score. As it turns out, the Sodium girls wanted (and got) much more than that. Over the course of the weekend, Sodium swept all four of their games…AND…all four games were shut-outs (3-0, 3-0, 2-0, 1-0).

In the final game, Sodium defeated 2-time defending champs TRSC Rage in a hard fought 1-0 battle for 1st place honors. I doubt that the TRSC Rage team took the field expecting such a tough fight from an opponent. Sodium has proven time and again that they can play tough under extreme pressure. The Lady Warriors have that special ability to execute with intensity, and with a laser-like focus on the objective when the stakes are high. These are the true characteristics of a championship team.

Congratulations ladies. You’ve once again rightfully earned a highly coveted victory – as well as the gratitude and respect of your fans. Check out the Sodium team blog for a more detailed summary of the games.

Cheers

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United Sodium vs. FC Portland Platinum

Posted by bunchgrasser on October 26, 2008

The lady warriors finished their 2008 fall season ‘Sodium-Style” by handing FC Portland Platinum a 3-0 loss on Saturday. The day was made for playing soccer with blue skies, sunshine and a crisp cool breeze. Sodium went up 1-0 in the first half on a hard shot from katherine Kramer that deflected off the head of an FC player and went over their own goal keeper’s head. That goal went unanswered during the remaining minutes of the half.

Sodium hit the pitch in the second half looking to add more points quickly and it wasn’t long before they had another one. An FC hand ball in front of their net led to a Sodium penalty kick. Mac Kearney squared up and drilled a screaming shot off the crossbar and into the net to make it 2-0. 

Late in the game, several Sodium players patiently worked the ball deep into the FC corner and then crossed a pass in front of the net. At least a couple of close-in shots were blocked, but Emmy Owens kept at it and eventually popped a shot into the net for goal number 3.

View a slideshow of the game.

More game details on Sodium’s team blog

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THUSC Sodium to start Fall league on Sunday

Posted by bunchgrasser on September 4, 2008

After a nice extended holiday weekend, my daughter Jadyn and the other Lady Warriors are back on the field and ready to start Fall league. This Sunday they open with a game against Keizer Hotshots. As the weather cools, the rivalries begin to heat up. It should be a great match up and I look forward to seeing the clash of these fine athletes.

Check out the Sodium blog for more details about the upcoming schedule.

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