Gooooo Patriots!

The four U11G Patriots soccer teams had tremendous success in tournaments the weekends of March 19/20 and 26/27.  The four teams had a combined record of 12-1-3 and outscored their opponents 52-20, including five shutouts, and went home with one finalist and three championship trophies.&

VYS Patriots Black travelled to Richmond for the Jefferson Cup Soccer Tournament.  They won the Platinum Division coming from behind to defeat a team from Pennsylvania, 2-1.  Patriots Black defeated teams from Tennessee 4-0 and Pennsylvania 5-0 and tied a Maryland team 0-0 in group play.  Black scored 11 goals and gave up only one in the four games.

The same weekend, Patriots Red participated in the Regional Division of the inaugural McLean Premier Soccer Tournament.  Patriots Red defeated teams from Virginia (2-1) and Maryland (9-1) to reach the semifinals, where they defeated another Maryland team 2-1 in overtime.  In the final, against the host team, they ended regulation tied 1-1.  In the second overtime, each team scored to send the game to penalty kicks.  Patriots Red had to settle for the Finalist trophy after being outshot in the round of penalty kicks.

Patriots White participated in the Black Division of the PWSI Icebreaker tournament.  White opened with a 4-4 tie and 5-2 victory over Virginia teams.  They then outshot a Loudoun team 5-4 to advance to the final against the same team they tied in their opener.  Due to injuries, Patriots White could only field eight players for the final game.  The girls gutted out fatigue, injuries and a cold, windy day to walk away with a 2-1 victory and claim their first Icebreaker championship. 

The fourth Patriots team, Patriots Silver, played in their second FPYC Liberty Cup; this year in the White Division.  Silver opened the cold day edging out a tough Virginia team 2-1.  They followed this with a 4-1 victory in a late afternoon game.  The second day Silver got off to a slow start with a 0-0 tie.  But in the final game, Patriots Silver poured it on, defeating their opponent 6-0.  This was Patriots Silver first Championship trophy.

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