The Vienna Red U14B All Star team came away champs even without trophies.
After coming off a mixed day with a 2-1-1 record on Saturday placing us in the nether world of 4th place, which left us neither up nor down. The boys came out Sunday morning knowing that it would be a long and hard road to get to the Championship game which would not even start for another 7 and half hours. They took the field first thing with the resilience they had displayed the entire day before.
Determined to make it to the next round, they took from their opponent SYC North every chance they had at scoring. We had a breakaway run on goal and scored for a 1-0 lead with just 5 minutes remaining in the game. Switching from a quick give and go offense to score; the team instantly became the pillar of strength at defense to retain their one goal lead to move on. It was this second game that would become our undoing.
Facing their toughest opponent of the tournament, the Herndon All-Stars, Vienna Red came out strong. Sadly though this was to be our end. After throwing everything we had at them; they responded in turn with everything they had. The final was 5-0 and the termination of our tournament.
Thank you to all the players and coach Frank for representing Vienna proudly!