Over the weekend of September 12-13 in Bentonville, Arkansas the Springfield Soccer Club sent six teams to the Clorox Cup hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Lightning Soccer Club. Held at Sugar Creek Park and Memorial Park the tournament annually brings in competition from Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
While it is still early in the 2009-10 season the results on the field speak for themselves. The SSC 99/00 Boys captured the U10 Boys Division in convincing fashion by winning the Final 5-1 over Ft. Smith Express from Arkansas. Not to be outdone by their younger counterparts the SSC 96/97 II Boys brought home the U13 Boys Silver Division Championship in their first tournament as a team.
Perhaps the most dramatic Championship brought home over the weekend was the Under 14 Girls. The SSC 95/96 II Girls played NWAL Black in the Final and quickly found themselves down 3-0. After finding a goal right before the conclusion of the first half, they found two more goals against the host club to finish the game 3-3 at the end of regulation. Keeping the momentum on their side the girls quickly found the game winner only two minutes into the golden goal overtime period for a remarkable 4-3 victory. â€œIt was an exciting game, full of ups and downs for the team. We had a good weekend of play and showed our depth as we had many players contribute when it was their time to step up. I couldnâ€™t be prouder of the effort they showed today in the Final.â€ said Bryan Murray Head Coach.
Rounding out the weekend the SSC 98/99 Red Girls took home 2nd Place in the U11 Girls Division where they finished with a record
of 3-1 in group play.
All teams in the Springfield Soccer Club will now turn their attention to league play both here in Springfield and in Kansas City for the next couple of weeks before tournament play will resume again. Upcoming tournaments for the club include trips to: Kansas City, Tulsa, St. Louis, Collinsville, IL, Memphis, TN and Springfield. Visit the club website www.springfieldsportsclub.com for information.