Monday, May 9, 2011

 Home Field Advantage

Another weekend, same results for the U18s. They were named Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week last week and followed suit with two more wins this past weekend.

At the Sporting Club Training Center at Swope Park, the U18s took out Minnesota Thunder 2-0 on Saturday and beat Shattuck-Saint Mary’s 3-2 on Sunday.

Tom Adams scored for the third straight game, opening with a goal in the second minute against the Thunder. Andrew Mobberley and Jordy Rideout also netted one goal apiece. Sunday's game-winner (broke a 2-2 deadlock) came in the last minute of stoppage time from Garrett Pulliam on a breakaway down the right side of the pitch. Nothing like a perfect ending to the weekend to bring the U18s into second place in the USSDA, one point behind Real Colorado.

The U16s dominated the Thunder on Saturday, beating them 3-0, a team they previously drew 0-0 in Minnesota. Captain Eric DeJulio scored the first goal of the game in the first half. From there, SKC rolled with Nate Opperman and Steven Enna also finding the back of the net. The U16s lost on Sunday 0-1 to Saint Mary’s, but still hold a nice four-point lead in the table.

Enna, along with Dante Guerrero, DeBray Hollimon, Joey Piatczyc, Cole Stevenson and Jake Wood were brought up from the U15 squad for the weekend since their team was off. Head Coach Jon Parry was pleased with how the younger kids performed when given the chance to play with the U16s.

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