The Red devils U10 team continued to roll, winning both ends of a doubleheader. Yes a doubleheader in soccer. Calvin and Ethan got the Devs going early and often, and eventually forcing the scorekeeper at Merchant to demand overtime pay. The fans got a little rowdy in the latter innings of the second game of the doubleheader, but the Devils quieted them down with some more nifty playmaking. Damain scored the goal of the day with a solo run into the box whereupon he cut by the keeper and blasted it home. Evan Sleight spent several hours during the week honing his soccer skills, and he showed why he was simply the man a year ago during his undefeated run under coach Elena Nardizzi. The Red devils continue the homestand this Sunday at 4pm.
The U14 boys stayed undefeated at home with a 2-1 win at Merchant. Igor and Matt G, off a pass from Matt B, scored early, and the Reds withstood a late rally to get the three points. Matt G was pulled late in the contest and made a bold statement that the bishop play was not up to snuff. Paul ordered bishop to be run and Matt G quickly looked like he’d be eating his words as Bryant walked in alone , only to shank the shot wide and allow Matt G to have the final laugh. More to come on that as the season progresses. The walk thru play the team went over in training worked to perfection as Andrew D sheared the right flank of Benfica for a lovely cross. John B was back sweeping and was solid but for the one time he fell victim to the classic "do you want to switch positions" prank move moments before a substitution. Very embarrassing for a veteran like John. Next up the Reds play America FC, another undefeated team.