Helena Youth Soccer Association

2018 Presidents Cup 2004 14U Girls Quarterfinalists Story


The Arsenal 2004 14U Girls Blue team coached by Michele Zentz and Joe Vranka, and managed by Samantha Mongoven traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah on June 12-17 to represent Montana and was the sole Helena team at the Far West Presidents Cup.


The team emerged from pool play with two ties (against Arizona Inferno and Washington Rush) and one win (Oregon FC). They lost in the quarterfinals to Pacific NW 0-1. Goaltenders for the tournament were Odessa Zentz and Payton Mongoven. Goals were scored by Brogan Vranka, Lillian Danzer, Emerson Grafton, and Payton Mongoven. Elsa Grebenc and McCoy Vranka each had an assist. Offensive pressure was provided by Hannah Martin, Emma Wilson, and Madison Hermes. Strong defense throughout the four days was performed by Charli Grafton, Camryn Mosness, Kaiya Newby, Linnea Onushco, Catherine Burbidge and Jaelyn Dwyer.


Despite extreme temperatures and sometimes very physical soccer, Arsenal Girls U14 advanced further than any previous Helena team ever had!