FOUR Far Post teams brought home silverware this past Memorial Day Weekend. The club had 28 teams competing in MA, NJ, and MD on what has become one of the biggest soccer weekends of the year. With 7 teams advancing to Championship Monday, the 2008 Girls Premier, 2006 Girls Premier, 2004 Girls Premier, and 2001 Boys Academy teams emerged victorious. Overall, it was a great showing by the club and proof that all of the hard work by our players and staff is paying off.
2008 Girls Premier: The 2008 girls played an impressive weekend of soccer at Needham, winning their first outdoor tournament ever! The girls went 1-0-2 in group play, finishing 2nd in the bracket. They advanced to the finals, where they defeated the top seeded SFC New England team in PK's after two tense, scoreless overtime periods. A very well-earned championship, these girls fought so hard to the end and are looking forward to their next tournament in Maine!
2006 Girls Premier: The 2006 girls won their first tournament of the season in convincing fashion. The girls went 3-0 in group play, beating the Dix Hills Gummy Bears, SFC New England, and the Chelsea Piers CPSC girls, scoring 9 goals and conceding 0. In every game, it is their goal to be the hardest working team and score the first goal and they did just that. Every goal was scored in the first half, with 5 put past Chelsea Piers in 30 minutes. The final was against a familiar opponent in Nordic. For the first time in the tournament, the game was tied at halftime. The girls responded to that tremendously, scoring 4 unanswered to win the championship 5-1. Scoring 23 and conceding 3, the 2006 girls were impressive at both ends of the pitch and the team is looking forward to their next tournament in Maine.
2004 Girls Premier: The 2004 Girls Premier captured their second tournament championship of the season winning the Needham Memorial Day Tournament. They faced the extra challenge of playing up one age group in the U16 bracket. The team displayed it’s speed, ability to create quick combinations, and individual skill running through the opposition defenses en route to 24 goals in 4 games against the Boston Bolts, Bayside, AVSC, and Revolution FC. But individually and collectively the defense was just as impressive dominating the space between the lines and posting shutouts in every game. Overall, the team continues to improve and are very much looking to finish out the season with a strong showing at Coastal.
2001 Boys Academy: Our 01's traveled to Maryland for the Potomac Memorial Day Showcase. This is one of the top college showcases in the country in terms of quality and exposure to college coaches, and the boys rose to the challenge. The boys went 3 and 0 in group play, beating Beadling (PA) 2-1, Doral (FL) 2-0, and STA Morris (NJ) 1-0 en route to the final, where they beat FC Buffalo Academy (NY) 3-1. The effort and commitment these boys showed was absolutely remarkable, battling through 90 deg heat with only 12 players and playing some excellent soccer. The boys are back on this road this weekend at the EDP Cup Spring Showcase.
Congrats to all of our players and teams for an exceptional weekend! You represented the club well.