Mukilteo’s U12 Rhinos win state cup
The Mukilteo U12 Rhinos soccer team was victorious in the 2012 Washington State Recreational Cup on Dec. 8. The road to the championship was a tough one. The Rhinos defeated the Kenmore Goal Rush 2-1 in double overtime with only 15 seconds left in the game.
The Rhinos played a strong first half against the Goal Rush, with Valentin Urrutia scoring the first goal of the game. The Goal Rush answered with a game tying score of 1-1 in the second half. The game-winning goal was well executed by an assist from Benny Grayson to Max Manalo, who punched it in for the last-second victory.
“This is an amazing group of boys that have worked hard and put it all out there on the pitch this year,” said coach Jerry Grayson. “What a perfect way to end our season.”