IMG Academy soccer program - 1, F.C. Sarasota - 1
In the first game vs. FC Sarasota, IMG came out and created chances early, but unable to convert. FC Sarasota only had a couple good chances in the first half, but converted on one of them taking a 1-0 lead into halftime. The 2nd half saw IMG press the action even more offensively. In the 12th minute of the 2nd half, Luca Fischer found the back of the net after the keeper rebounded the ball to him from a Troy Gonzalez shot. IMG continued to attack, but was unable to get a the go ahead goal.
IMG Academy soccer program - 3, CFK Kraze - 1
In the 2nd game vs. CFK Kraze, IMG again found themselves down 1-0 at halftime. But in the 2nd half the team caught fire. During a 10 minute span in the middle of the half, IMG scored 3 goals. The first from Max Fuentes who dribbled through three opponents, then cracked a shot to the far upper 90. Kenny Shrimpton got the 2nd goal off of a rebound in a packed crowd in front of the goal. Then Carlos Morales got the 3rd from a through ball and finished past the keeper 1v1.
IMG Academy soccer program - 2, Boca United - 1
In the 3rd game, IMG faced one of their toughest opponents of the season. Boca United is a very strong team that has talent all around the field. Both teams had opportunities in the first half, but unable to convert and saving a lot of suspense for the 2nd half. Boca needed a win to advance out of the group, while IMG needed at least a tied. IMG got on the scoreboard early in the 2nd half from a Carlos Morales blast past the keeper to the near post. 10 minutes later Boca United tied the score 1-1. Boca continued to press trying to get that 2nd goal to get them into the next round. IMG's defense and keeper came up big late in the game making some key saves/blocks. With 5 minutes left, IMG countered through Carlos Morales who got taken down in the box. Remi Pimm stepped up and finished the PK, securing the victory for IMG.
In a very difficult group, IMG finished 1st advancing to State Cup's round of 16. The team's success throughout the weekend was due to everyone on the roster stepping up and contributingâ¦
Keepers - Jorge Abuin, Alejandro Flores
Defenders - Ian McCauley, Sam Kuznicki, Max Fuentes, Gio Alcocer, Nick Pennebacker
Midfielders - Troy Gonzalez, Roy De La Maza, Luca Fischer, Victor Rey, Christian Fiechtner, Rajmond Laski
Forwards - Kenny Shrimpton, Carlos Morales, Remi Pimm, Ethan Lamb, Nabil Brache
Head Coach - Tonio Paternostro