Sunday, March 13, 2011
Pictured here, wearing their championship t-shirts at the Buffalo State College 4 v4 indoor soccer tournament are the South Buffalo u10 girls coached by Jason Milne. Missing from the picture is 8 yr old Sasha Mojica, who broke her wrist with one minute left in the championship game. She was a great help to the team.
Our South Buffalo 10 and under and 12 and under girls' teams competed in the Buffalo State 4 v 4 tournament today. Our 12 and under team won all three of their bracket games to make it into the final. They tied that game 2-2. After no goals in the four minute overtime (we hit the post twice), we lost in a shootout. 2-1.
The 12 and under team went 2-1 and made it to the final, where they defeated Ken-Ton 4-0 in a game that wasn't even that close. Ken Ton had previously beaten them 1-0 for their our only loss of the tournament.
Other clubs competing were Ken-Ton, Hamburg, West Seneca, Grand Island, and the Empire Soccer Academy (where parents pay a ton of money for the privilege to get smoked by us).
Several of our girls also won individual skills competitions (ball control and shooting accuracy). Our two teams went 5-1-1. Not bad for the smallest club (physically and numbers wise in the tournament). We're the only city based club in our indoor travel leagues and at most tournaments we go to. The people who run city hall should be proud of the accomplishments of these girls in what traditionally has been a suburban sport. Unfortunately, the mayor and the Common Council are too caught up in promoting less successful youth activities and have no idea of our existence. But the players and the parents know. And the suburban soccer community is starting to really take notice of our girls.