For the second year in a row, California Storm has their season end in regionals to the eventual WPSL Championship winner.
Storm was undefeated throughout most of their regular season, holding a comfortable advantage over division rivals San Francisco and North Bay Wave. Storm won seven of their ten regular season games, tied two, and lost one. Storm also recorded five shutouts. Storm’s most dominant game of the season was against Sacramento rival Primero de Mayo, winning 7-0 as visitors.
Storm’s only regular season loss came when Storm visited North Bay Wave in the last match of the Pacific-North Division. Even with the loss, Storm topped the division with 26 points, four points ahead of second-placed North Bay.
In the Western regional semifinal, Storm faced off against the Northwest Division winner Issaquah Soccer Club. Storm did a great job of controlling the flow of the game, winning 3-1. In the final, Storm went up against eventual WPSL Champion, Beach Futbol Club from the Pacific-South Division. Despite putting up a fight, Storm fell to Beach 4-0, ending their season once again in regionals, and recording their second and worst loss of the 2014 WPSL season.
Although the team’s season ended at regionals, Storm had one important event left: the team’s annual Take the World by Storm soccer clinic. The event is a joint effort between the California Storm; Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla, D-Concord; and the city of Walnut Creek. The event was a success, attracting hundreds of kids, and a great way for Storm to end their season on a high note.