IMG 1, West Florida Premiere 0
This was the first game of the tournament, and we did not start off very well. We started off too slow. We were not moving for each other at all. We then picked it up and started to play our game. The first goal came from Juan Dominguez, a cross to Carlos Hurtado who opened the score with a header.
The second half we still tried to keep playing our game and creating chances, but could not score again. West Florida played very well. This was a great start to the tournament.
IMG 5, Bonita Storm 1
This game, we started off much better. The other team was not that strong, so we started moving the ball and keeping possession, creating chances and finishing them. We only gave up one goal that was a defensive error, finishing the game 5-1.
Paul Sime, Carlos Morales, Juan Dominguez, Michel Zarur and Alejandro Brache all scored.
IMG 6, Clearwater Chargers Classic 0
This game we started off again very strong. We did not hesitate and started scoring right from the start of the game. The other team started off very poorly making mistakes and letting us capitalize on them. This game was a thrashing, 6-0.
Carlos Morales (2), Chance Sztanyo(2) and Alejandro Brache (2) all added to the final tally.
IMG 7, Clearwater Chargers Pre-Academy 0
This game was a lot like the game before. We started off and continued to dominate until the end. After the fourth goal, we tried to keep possession and tried to play. Everyone played and played very well for us. I could not be happier with the way they played against this Pre-Academy team. We finished 7-0.
Josh Ruckdeschel, Kyle Gibbs, Chance Sztanyo (2), Logan Moriarty, Carlos Morales and Alejandro Brache all scored.
IMG 3, West Florida Elite 1
The first 3 minutes we had a long throw in by Logan Moriarty. It found Paul Sime who headed it in for the 1-0 lead. We played very well the first 20 minutes. In the 22nd minute we had a penalty kick called in our favor. Michel Zarur placed the ball in the back of the net for the 2-0 lead. We finished the half strong but could not put any more chances away.
The second half we continued our game plan and continued to hold the ball and make passes looking for more chances. In the 25th minute the 2nd half, a ball was played into the box behind the defender and Joshua Ruckdeschel had a strong half volley converting the third goal. After that, the opposing team started heavily attacking. We got called for the goalie having the ball in the hands for more than 6 seconds. They had an indirect free kick inside the box and finished in on a well set up play for a final of 3-1.
As a team, this tournament we played very well. Our goalkeepers and defenders did the best that I have seen so far and consistently. The midfields and forwards were creating many chances and had a great performance overall. This was a great tournament to be a part of. This was great in preparing us for IMG Cup next weekend and will be a greater test for this team. Congratulations to the team for winning the championship. Thank you to the parents who also came out to support.