We had a lot of tournament champions and finalists this winter! We are so proud of all them- please read below for highlights!
Our 2008 Boys White team won the DTS Winter Invitational. Wins against STA 3-0, NJ Nationals 2-0, and a 1-1 draw against Cedar Stars-Newark took them through to the finals, where they beat STA in a penalty shootout after a close fought 1-1 game in regular time.
Coach Russell Farr's 2012 Girls' Red team had a busy winter season, winning several tournaments while playing at their age and a year (and two years!) up:
March DTS Spring Kickoff Tournament Top 2012 Flight (by beating NJ Premier (7-0), Matchfit Shore Blue (7-1), Matchfit Mercer (6-0), and Matchfit Academy Morris Blue 5-2 in the final).
February ISE Indoor Cup Champions (Top Flight 2012)- beating Matchfit, PSA North and STA
SUNY Rockland Community College Soccer Tournament Champions (Top Flight in the 2011 division)
January Soccer Palace Tournament Champions (twice- won the 2011 division for one tournament, and the 2010 division in another)
They also placed second in the 2012 Boy’s Division at The Soccer Palace!
Coach Russell Farr's 2012 White Girls' Team, won the January 30th U10 Soccer Palace Indoor Tournament, and placed second in the ISE Indoor Cup in February!
Coach Argjent Duka's 2014 Boys' Red Team went 4-0 playing a year up at the FAFC MLK Tournament! Their victories including a 4-2 win in the championship game against Cedar Stars.
They also won the Ironbound Spring Kickoff Tournament, going 3-0, including a 3-0 victory over TSF in final game.
Coach Dominic Terkowski's 2009 Girls completed an exciting Winter Futsal season! They also played hard all weekend in the Ironbound Spring Warm-Up Tournament and took the Finalist position! So proud of all the girls!!
Coach Argjent's 2013 Girls' Red team took home the STA Invitational Championship on March 6th! After taking it to Princeton Soccer Academy 10 - 0 and handing STU a 9 -0 defeat, they were off to the championship game to face a very talented Football Academy FC Black team. The girls battled through cold temperatures and heavy downpours to come away with a 2 - 1 victory. Congrats to the girls and our awesome coaches!!!
Our 2014 Boys White team placed second at the Ironbound SC Spring warm-up tournament. Playing a year up in their first ever tournament, they came away with two wins and one loss. Great job boys!
Argjent Duka's 2011 Torpedoes Red Girls, finished second in the highest flight of the ISE STA Spring Invitational. They won all their prelim matches, including a 2-1 victory over PDA Blue, the #1 ranked team in the state, before falling to PDA in a rematch in the final.
Finally, Coming off 2 wins and a tie in Austin, Andy Meaney's 2008 Boys Red Team headed to Orlando in search of a place in Nationals this Summer. The weekend started in dramatic fashion on Saturday against Regional Champions Brentwood, who knocked Torpedoes out of Regionals at the quarter finals stage last Summer. Torpedoes found themselves a goal down and a player down in the first 20 mins. The red card issued for a handball, stopping the ball from going in. The resulting PK was saved by Goalkeeper Cody Herman which seemed to wake up and revitalize the Torpedoes boys. The second half even though a player down saw Torpedoes dominate and goals from John Semelsberger and Owen Morycz gave Torpedoes a dramatic 2-1 victory. On Sunday the Torpedoes boys ran out 4-1 winners over Allegiance from Texas with 2 goals a piece from PJ Terranova and Victor Mosquera. Monday left it all to play for with Torpedoes, knowing a win against Texas State Champs DKSC would seal a place in this summer nationals. The game did not get off to a great start with Torpedoes finding themselves 2-0 down in the first 20 minutes. But with 10 minutes remaining in the first half Torpedoes turned the game on its head with 3 goals in 10 minutes from Victor Mosquera, Joey Andicochea and John Semelsberger. The 2nd and 3rd goals were set up by fantastic runs by Caden O'Connell.
Torpedoes battled hard in the second half against an extremely talented team and unfortunately, 2 goals in the final 15 minutes saw DKSC run out 4-3 winners and take the place in nationals. Coach Andy Meaney said "I could not be prouder of the effort the boys put in both in Austin and Orlando. To be so close to making Nationals and just miss out at the end was heartbreaking, but the boys played some great soccer and showed great character against some fantastic teams" The 08B will now train hard in the winter and look forward to more success in the Spring Season!