The VYS U8 boys Firebolts finished the U8 Gold Divison of the Herndon All-Star Cup with a record of 5-1-1.
They outscored their opponents 21-4 in tournament action.
The team was made up of U8 House League players playing in their first All-Star games for VYS.
The U8 Firebolts are, front row: Liam, Matt, Josh, back row: Louis, Carst-Jan, Frederico, Jef, and Charlie.
The VYS U8G Red Lava had a fun-filled weekend playing soccer at the Herndon All Star Cup.
The girls participated in their first tournament playing 7 games in 2 days.
They gave a great effort playing as a team for the first time. Thanks to the parents and siblings for cheering for them all weekend.
(Top Row, l to r: Coach Sanjay, Maryanna, Emi, Jocelyn, Sophia, Margot, Coach Nick, Bottom Row: Sia, Shreya, Erin, Caroline)
The U8G Vienna Yellow - what a wonderful group of parents and players.
Thank you to the wonderful coaches and thank you to Alex for the goodie bags.
The final scores were not a consideration as we won 4 games and lost 3.
After one game, a couple of parents from the other team approached me to ask how long we had been playing as a team!
The team played amazing! They behaved extremely well and our parents did a wonderful job supporting and cheering our kids the whole time.
It is hard to measure who enjoyed more, the parents, coaches or the girls.
The VYS U9 Red team had a wonderful tournament weekend that ended with a divisional championship.
They started Sunday’s championship round at 7:30 a.m., with a 7-0 win over Chantilly Purple. The second game was a hard-fought match against NVSC Blue that ended with a 0-0 tie.
VYS Red pulled out a 3-2 shootout win to make it to the division championship game. They won the final game 2-0 against SYC West.
Each boy played displayed excellent sportsmanship and gave it their all. They played hard, smart and together as a team!
The VYS U9 Red team were: (front row) Aran, Matthew, Jackson, Sam, (back row) Jake, Sean, William, Nicholas, Isaac, and coaches Edwin Eastham and Tad Lee.
The U9 Girls Vienna Red Fire Breathing Dragons posted some great performances over the weekend in the U9G Black Division at Patriot Park.
On Saturday, the girls kept offensive pressure on the opposing teams throughout all four of their games. Winning 1-0 on the strength of Ziva’s goal in our first match with NVSC Blue, our girls were off to a great start. While the offensive pressure remained high in both our second and third games, the ball would just not find the goal and we were handed 0-1 and 0-2 losses to Annandale 2 and Herndon respectively. We bounced back and played a strong game against SYC North winning our final Saturday game 1-0 on the strength of Tanvi’s goal and earning the 8th seed and top placement in the 8-14 bracket
On Sunday, our offensive pressure really paid off. Playing the 12th ranked SYC North Team again, Tanvi, Camryn, and Paige all scored a goal in a very strong 3-1 victory and earning our team a place in the final match.
In our final match we were pitted against a 13th ranked SYC West Team that had earned its place in the final round by beating both the 10th and 14th ranked teams in our bracket. Offensive pressure was again the story of the final with the ball rarely leaving the opponent’s side of the field. When the ball did make it near the mid-field line, Camryn, Paige, Ziva, Kate, Nicole, and Maddie all sharing time at sweeper were able to push the ball back into our offensive zone with some incredible kicks. On the few occasions that our goalies were tested, both Ziva and Anna were up to the challenge and punted the ball back near the mid-field line. On the offensive end, Tanvi, Anna, Nicole, Maddie, Katelyn, Sienna, all played fantastic games, exhibiting some great passing and dribbling skills. Katelyn started our scoring in the first half with a great shot making the score 1-0. Early in the second half, Camryn recorded our second point with a powerful scoring strike into the corner of the net. Katelyn followed up with another score by quickly securing a corner kick and lining the ball past the goalie. Katelyn made it a hat-trick in the late minutes of the game with her third score of the game.
When the dust had settled, Vienna Red was the bracket champion with a 4-0 shutout win over the SYC West Team. In what I consider to be one of the best compliments our team could receive, the SYC West Coach went out of his way at the trophy ceremony to mention how much he appreciated the Vienna Red supporters cheering for his girls as well. It was a memorable experience that each and every person associated with our Vienna Red Team should be proud.
U9 girls took 1st place at Baron Cameron. Girls were really excited!
VYS U10 Boys team "Vienna White" competed in a 17-team division of the Herndon All-Star Cup.
In the Saturday qualifying round of 4 mini-games they had two 0-0 ties, and two 0-1 losses, both to penalty goals for inadvertent handballs.
Seeded at the bottom of the 6-team middle bracket for the Sunday championship round they had two 0-0 results, advancing on shootouts.
In the championship game against the top seeded team in the bracket they conceded an early goal but fought valiantly to tie the score late in the first half. The second half was scoreless and they went to their third shootout of the day where their luck finally ran out.
The team included a true rookie to soccer, several first-time All-Stars, and some veterans of tournament play. The boys and their supporters were wonderful ambassadors for VYS, greatly enjoyed the experience, and were very proud to bring home the "Finalists" trophies.
Vienna Blue U10 Boys with their trophies after winning the Herndon All-Star Cup championship.
Seeded #8 in the Sunday round of the boys U10 red division, the Vienna Blue U10 boys team began its march to the championship game with a hard fought 3-2 victory.
In the semifinal game which looked to be headed to penalty kicks, the Vienna Blue boys pulled out a dramatic 1-0 victory in the closing minutes of the second half.
The championship game ended in a 0-0 tie as both teams were unable to find the back of the net in spite of several good chances. However, this was to be the Vienna Blue boys day as they prevailed on penalty kicks, winning 4-2 and taking home the championship.
The U10G Vienna White team had a blast this past weekend!
The girls went 4-2, making it to the semi-finals on Sunday.
Highlights included: a 2-1 comeback after being down 1-0 at the half in our final game on Saturday; a game winning goal scored from the top of the box off of a superb cross; a penalty kick save by our goalie who reached up to the cross bar to save the shot, and then yet another spectacular save when she deflected a high corner shot to clinch the win and send us to the semi-finals.
The team played with absolutely everything they had in this tournament, both heart and skill. As coaches, we couldn’t have asked more from this amazing group of girls! Great job Ninjas!!
The VYS U11 Boys team “Vienna Red” had a very successful Herndon All Star Cup tournament.
The team started with a 1-0 loss and a 0-0 tie in the first two mini-games but controlled the play both games. Then the team went on a roll winning the next two mini-games 1-0 and 3-1 dominating play in both games to land the 5th seeding in a very competitive 15 team field.
On Sunday in the elimination games, a very energized and fired up Vienna Red played the 4th seed and had their best performance again dominated play winning 3-0.
In the semi-finals, the team finished with a heartbreaking loss 1-0 to the 1st seeded team in a very hard fought and well-played game.
The team came together in the tournament a display of stifling defense, tremendous goaltending, and fast attack offense. The coaches couldn’t be prouder of how well the team represented Vienna, the tremendous teamwork and sportsmanship displayed, and how hard they competed.
The U11B Vienna White team had a memorable All Star experience at the Herndon Cup Tournament.
The boys showed strong individual skills and, more importantly, came together as a team for a great tournament weekend. Every boy on the team contributed with strong offensive attacks, great defensive stops and fantastic passing.
The team's efforts resulted in an undefeated day of mini games on Saturday going 3-0-1 and a #2 seed out of 10 strong teams going into Sunday. The boys continued their strong efforts on Sunday winning their way into the trophy game of the upper bracket.
All of the team's efforts led to an undefeated record going into the trophy game...without giving up a single goal!
We unfortunately ended the tourney losing a hard fought game to the #1 seed in the finals. The coaches and parents could not be more proud of how the boys came together in such a short period and represent VYS so well with their strong play and sportsmanship. Pictured are: Coach Jeff, Tyler, Jimmy, Spencer, Justin, Nathan, Kieran, James, Shaurya, Dominic, Christopher, Cooper, Coach Chol, Andrew, David
The Vienna Blue U11 Girls had a great time at the tournament finishing in second place in their bracket.
The girls had an awesome experience.
From left to right – front row: Tara, Elizabeth, Alessia, Caroline, and Claire; Back row: Liz, Nicole, Elsa, Delaney, Leah, Naseeb, and Tessa; Coaches: Kevin McNiff and George Stanis.
The VYS White U11G team, aka "Phoenix," had a very successful set of performances on Saturday, tying the first mini-game 0-0 with Herndon, then going on to win the next three games over McLean, SYA and Burke, all by 1-0 scores. As a result of their efforts, the girls earned the #1 seed going into the elimination round on Sunday.
In the semi-final game they had a rematch with #4 seed Herndon and prevailed 2-0. In the championship game they faced the #3 seed, a very fast and skilled Loudoun Red team. Both teams had good chances to score in a close game, but strong defending and goalkeeping by both clubs kept the game scoreless until, with only six minutes to play, the Phoenix scored the game winner and kept pressing the attack to earn a hard fought 1-0 victory.
Coaches and parents are very proud of the great passing, field awareness, defense, goalkeeping, dribbling, teamwork and sportsmanship displayed by the Phoenix, who won their Division championship without conceding a goal in any of the six games. Thank you girls for an amazing run!!
Bottom row, left to right: L. Bowman, V.Subramanian, I. Grim, S. Olechna, T. Uman, G.Thomas, N.Ruiz
Top row, left to right: Head Coach Will Bowman, R.Gregg, L. Smith, M.M. Lusick, K. Castellaw, I. Villota, Assistant Coach Dave Grim
U12G Vienna Red - An Experience to Treasure/A Path of Accomplishments!
Congratulations to Vienna Red for reaching the Championship Game in their bracket.
Despite the odds, Vienna Red accomplished a whole lot in a very short period of time. Nothing was easy and their persistence paid off.
Our other U12G team, Vienna White, played outstandingly in this tournament as well.
If the U12G all-star players on both teams look back later in life and draw strength from their experiences in this Tournament, we as coaches will have obtained our goals.
U12B Vienna Vipers
It was a very damp and cold Saturday morning at Nike Park, Great Falls and the Vienna Vipers were the first game of the day.
Huge enthusiasm from players and spectators alike - reinforced by hot chocolate courtesy of our very supportive parents.
Great start from the Vipers, a 1-0 win against PWSI2. We then had two 1-0 defeats against Sterling Orange and Reston and to end the day a 1-1 tie against BRYC. A heart-stopping game with BRYC taking an early lead, but the Vipers showed great persistence and got a late equalizer! All the games were very close, as evidenced by the score and the teams were pretty evenly matched.
So we head into Sunday with another early kick-off. The draw paired us with PWSI2 again for this first round of the Championship. This time the Vipers were in attacking mode and won 3-0. Yay, through to the next round. Would you believe it - we meet another PWSI side. But Vipers in no mood to compromise and earn a well deserved 3-1 win. Great excitement for all of us - we are in the final, but against who? We soon find out - a very accomplished FPYC side with two forward players the size of 16 year olds! This was a very physical game and not too long after kick-off we had Vipers scattered around the field from the FPYC challenges and needing to make some early injury substitutions. We found ourselves 3-0 down and a long way to go. But the Vipers showed their character and determination and pulled two goals back against the odds before going down bravely 5-2. It was probably the Vipers best performance of the competition despite the score.
The FPYC coach paid the boys a great compliment after the game - he told me "your boys were awesome!" Overall a great weekend of soccer, the boys had a fantastic time. The qualifying games were much more evenly balanced than some previous All Stars competitions and there was on the whole great sportsmanship from players and supporters alike. I am honored to have been their coach for this competition and was delighted with the boys performance - they were all a credit to their VYS jerseys and the club.
- Paul Stannard, VYS U12B coach and commissioner
U13G won the tournament tonight!
We were the #1 seed after Saturdays games (3 wins and a tie) and played NVSC in the Semis Sunday morning and beat them 2-0.
We then faced #2 seed McLean in the Finals tonight and despite being down 0-1 at halftime, we stormed back to win 2-1.
What a weekend for soccer with both U14G teams. We started the weekend with our traditional spaghetti team dinner with both teams together. It is like one big soccer family.
Saturday we hauled the grill out to the field as both teams played in the same bracket. Through the day, neither Vienna team let in a goal and finished the day seeded Vienna Red #1 and Vienna White #2.
Sunday we hauled the grill back out to the field for what we hoped to be another great day. Both teams advanced to the semis and both teams went into shoot-outs.
Vienna Red after an amazing run finished one shot short in the shoot-out.
Vienna White was able to squeeze out a victory in the shoot-out. Vienna White in the finals played with great focus and played to a 0-0 tie after regulation. In the shoot-out Vienna went 7 deep to lose 5-4.
Both teams were the talk of the tournament with the way the girls approached the game, with respect, teamwork and sportsmanship. it was clear that Vienna has some amazing talent in the U14G ranks. I can't wait till spring! - coach Joe Jenkins