Eclipse Teams Find Mid-August Success

IMG_1806The U18 Lunar Girls team won their first tournament title the weekend of August 13-14 at the Dublin Shamrock tournament. The girls put on a great showing of possession soccer by controlling the flow of play in all of their games. The girls won a dramatic opener by a score of 2-1 over Empire. The defense came up big in their second game of the tournament to earn a 1-0 shutout victory over Mustang. The girls knew a win Sunday morning would get them to their first tournament final of the year, and the offense came to play! The girls put away six goals to win 6-3. In the final, the girls controlled the ball for the majority of the game and were able to finish their chances when the time came to win the final 2-1.

IMG_1803The U15 2002 Girls Lunar team attended the Creek Cup hosted by Walnut Creek Soccer Club over the weekend of August 13-14. The girls started the weekend on a rough note giving up an early goal on a defensive mistake, but good team play brought the girls back to win 2-1. They never looked back the rest of the weekend. The girls cruised to three more consecutive victories highlighted by possession soccer and quick, creative attacking plays. The defense also stepped up in a big way by not allowing a goal in the final 268 minutes of tournament play, resulting in final scores of 4-0, 5-0, and 3-0 in their final three games against Solano, Delta and Walnut Creek. Most notably, the team’s 14 goals were scored by 11 different players, demonstrating the value of playing as a team!

IMG_1812The U16 2001 Boys also made their first tournament final of the season at the Dublin Shamrock tournament. The boys played hard and smart on Saturday, but a loss Saturday morning to Mustang meant they had to pull out a win against a tough Empire team Sunday morning to advance. In a back and forth game, the Eclipse boys managed to finish their chances and pull out a 2-1 win to advance to the final. In the final, a rematch with Mustang awaited. Despite playing a good game, the boys fell just short in the final, losing 1-0. The boys will be looking to use this to push even harder this fall season.