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Fall 2007 Season
Summary of the Fall 2007 Season

Event / Game

 PF

PA

Wins

Losses

Ties

FPYC Labor Day Tournament
   FPYC Fusion
   Loudoun Blast White
   BRYC Griffins 
   MSI Rockets


4
1
8
3


3
1
0
1


1
0
1
1


0
0
0
0


0
1
0
0

Manassas Battlefield Classic Tournament
   Arlington Strikers Red
   SYA Wolf Pack
   NVSC Arsenal 96


3
0
2


5
5
1


0
0
1


1
1
0


0
1
0

ODSL League Play
   FCSC United
   HERN Mavericks
   GRFL 96 Milan
   ODFC One Ten
   ALEX Titans Red 
   FASA Hotspurs Phoenix B 
   STAF Galaxy
   ABGC United Rebels


2
1
0
1
2
1
0
7

 
1
0
2
3
2
0
2
1


1
1
0
0
0
1
0
1


0
0
1
1
0
0
1
0


0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0

FALL 2007 SEASON

 35

 27

8

5

 3

FPYC Labor Day Tournament, September 1-2, 2007
In our first action of the season, Premier Black had an outstanding showing, going undefeated and winning the U11B bracket.  With the help of two outstanding players from Vienna Premier Red, Vienna totally outclassed the competition.  Despite a large influx of new players for the fall season, PB looked like a unit that had played together for years as they beat the competition with outstanding ball movement and teamwork.

In our first game against FPYC Fusion, PB orchestrated a thrilling come-from-behind victory.  After falling behind 2-0 early, the guys slowly climbed back on top against a very talented team, ending up with a 4-3 triumph.  In the afternoon game against Loudoun Blast White, PB fought a long, hard battle in the sweltering late summer heat, ending in a 1-1 deadlock.  This would be the low point of the tournment, as we bounced back with a phenomenal 8-0 thrashing of the BRYC Griffins on Sunday morning.  The loss of Loudoun at the hands of FPYC set up a championship match between Premier Black and the MSI Rockets.  MSI had entered the championship round by going undefeated in their bracket and outscoring their opponents by an 8-0 margin.  But they were no match for Premier Black.  PB scored first and led the game by a two goal margin for the entire second half, ending with a 3-1 victory.  The tournament victory was a testament to a talented and hard-working group of boys, as well as an outstanding coaching staff.

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FCSC United, September 9, 2007
In our first regular season game in the ODSL, Premier Black had a strong showing.  After two early goals (both from Daniel) it looked like Vienna would run away with the game.  However, despite a relentless attack, PB was unable to score again due in large part to outstanding goalkeeping on the part of the United.  FCSC scored on a breakaway goal, giving PB a scare, but ultimately we prevailed.  Again, teamwork and great passing was the key to victory.

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HERN Mavericks, September 16, 2007
Premier Black played a hard-fought battle against a strong Herndon team.  In a near deadlock for two halves of play, outstanding defense on both sides of the field made scoring opportunities few and far in between.  Finally, with less than five minutes remaining in the game, Premier Black was given a chance when Herndon’s goalkeeper went out to get a ball and deflected it back in front of the goal.  Matt jumped on it and, with the goalie out of the net, his shot sailed into the back of the goal.  It was a tough game that went down to the wire, but PB was fortunate to get the win. 

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GRFL 96 Milan, September 23, 2007
Premier Black experienced its first loss in another tough fight against a tenacious Great Falls team.  Although the first half ended in a 0-0 deadlock, Vienna seemed to have the edge throughout most of the game with more shots on goal and longer time of posession.  However, Milan siezed its few scoring opportunities in the second half.  A GRFL forward scored on a breakaway sprint for the goal while flanked between two Vienna defenders.  Despite a furious second half charge and many heartbreaking near misses, Vienna just could not put the ball in the net.  Then, with all Vienna players pressed forward in a final attempt to score with time running out,  GRFL stole the ball and scored on another breakaway, officially putting the game out of reach in the final minute of the game.  A heartbreaking loss to a very evenly-matched team.

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Manassas Battlefield Classic Tournament, October 6-7, 2007
Premier Black had a tough fight on their hands in this event.  Although they guys fought bravely through the summer-like heat, they fell behind early in both Saturday games.  In the first game, PB battled back against Arlington Strikers Red to try to erase an early 2 goal defecit.  Our offense fought hard and kept the pressure on, with many more shots on goal than the Arlington team.  Unfortunately, Arlington hung on to the lead by scoring on a couple of breakaway goals, and the defecit was too much to overcome.  In a similar story against an outstanding SYA Wolf Pack team, we kept the ball around their goal the entire game but just could not put it in the net, due in large part to outstanding goalkeeping on the part of SYA.  The SYA offense was potent, however, and put PB in a hole from which they could not recover.  The guys rebounded bravely in the Sunday game against NVSC Arsenal 96.  Our offense again kept up the intense pressure, as it had the previous two games.  But the Arsenal simply did not have the weapons of the two prior teams, and our attack eventually won the day.  Despite allowing a late goal, our defense held firm and would not let the Arsenal back in the game.  Although it was a tough tournament for Premier Black, it was good to finish it with a win.

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 ODFC One Ten, October 14, 2007
Premier Black had a tough loss on the road to a talented ODFC team.  The game was closer than the score would indicate, but ultimately the ODFC team outplayed Vienna on this day with a relentless offensive attack and some tight defense.  Vienna eventually scored in an attempted comeback, but ODFC was too strong and wouldn’t let us get back in the game.

 


 

ALEX Titans Red, October 21, 2007
Premier Black fought against a very good Alexandria team and nearly pulled off a victory.  Despite a tie score against a strong team, this game was ultimately disappointing because of the way it went down.  Vienna dominated the entire first half with many shots on goal and a 1-0 score, when a surprise shot sailed into our net only a few seconds before the half ended.  Premier Black again took the lead in the second half, only to see it evaporate with a questionable call by the referee.  The call for a foul in the box gave Alexandria a penalty kick which Stephen nearly stopped, but which ultimately found its way past him into the net.  A somewhat disappointing tie given the opportunity Vienna had to put that one in the "W" column.

 


 

 FASA Hotspurs Phoenix B , November 4, 2007
On this day, the boys from Vienna finally showed the intesity that was lacking in the last couple of games.  In a dominating performance, the team had an offensive explosion that wasn’t truly represented by the 1-0 score.  The game wasn’t nearly that close.  The first half was characterized by many near misses, including a crossbar shot by Pete late in the first half.  But in the second half, Vienna could not be denied.  Matt scored on a wide-open goal after a great assist from Pete to take the lead.  Then the pressure really mounted, with no less than a dozen shots on goal from nearly every Vienna player on the field.  Even the defense took part, with long pot-shots from Ben and Stephen.  Even though FASA held Vienna to that one score, it was a terrific showing for our guys and a confidence-builder coming into the home stretch of the ODSL season.


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