IMG - 1, FC Sarasota - 1
Saturday's matchup for the 14s was against a quality FC Sarasota team. In the early minutes of the game, IMG had a lack of concentration and provided Sarasota with a 2v1 going at IMG's goal. Sarasota finished the opportunity provided them, so IMG started the game off in a deep hole. IMG continued to struggle for most of the 1st half and found it difficult to build a rhythm. Halftime provided the team a chance to regroup and make some tactical changes. Throughout the 2nd half, the run of play went in IMG's favor. Midway through the half, Kenny Shrimpton found the back of the net on a blast from outside the 18. With the score now level, the team gained confidence and continued to create chances. But it wasn't to be on this day, although, IMG were able to get a tie out of the result after playing a very subpar game. Definitely a testament to the team's fortitude.
It should be noted, the 14s have gone on a run in CDL that any team at any level would be pleased with. Since returning from Winter Break in January, the IMG 14s have won 7 straight and tied 1 in CDL...with5 of those games being on the road (only 3at home/IMG). In those 8 games, the team scored 19 goals and conceded only 1.
An outstanding accomplishment that everyone on the roster has contributed to and has propelled the 14s atop the league standings.
1/22/2011 @ HC United W 2 - 0
1/29/2011 vs Clearwater SC W 0 - 2
2/5/2011 @ RSL Florida W 3 - 0
2/12/2011 @ Strictly Soccer (W. Fl. Premier) W 3 - 0
2/25/2011 @ Brandon W 1 - 0
2/25/2011 vs Brandon W 0 - 4
3/12/2011 vs Lakeland (Fl. Revolution) W 0 - 3
3/19/2011 @ FC Sarasota T 1 - 1
Now the focus for the 14s switches to Florida State Cup. This weekend (3/26/11 - 3/27/11), the team will travel to Plantation, FL to compete against Dallas Texans (of Florida) and Weston FC in the 1st round of the competition.