Triangle teams play near and far over holiday

CorrespondentOctober 15, 2011 

Columbus Day tournaments drew Triangle soccer teams to a variety of events last weekend across North Carolina and as far away as Phoenix.

Locally, Triangle Futbol Club held its 14th Columbus Day Classic in Cary, where at least 17 area teams either won or reached the finals of their division:

Boys U11 White Division, the CASL Lions overcame the FVAA Flash Red 6-1 to win the championship.

Boys U11 Green Division, the TFC Fast Select shut out the Oxford United 6-0 in the final.

Boys U12 Navy Division, the TFC '00 Cosmos lost to the Kernersville Soccer Association's '99 Comets Black 2-0 in the championship game.

Boys U12 White Division, TFC Santos captured the title with a 7-0 shutout of its club rival, the TFC Sting.

Boys U13 White Division, TFC White defeated CASL Dynamo 3-1 in the final.

U14 Boys White Division, the CASL Eagles won the championship with a 5-0 shutout over the CASL Red Devils.

Girls U10 White Division, the TFC Fast U9 Thunder fell to PGSA Academy White, 5-1, in the final.

Girls U11 White, the FVAA Flames White G shut out the TFC Lightning, 1-0 in the final.

Girls U12 White Championship, the TFC Freedom G beat the CASL Wildcats 3-1 in the championship finals.

Girls U13 Navy, TFC Green defeated club rival TFC White in a close match, 4-3, in the championship.

Elite Club National League

CASL's '94 Chelsea Ladies scored two victories in the Elite Club National League Showcase in Phoenix last weekend.

Paige Reckert, Joanna Boyles and Alexis Shaffer scored goals to lead their team to a 3-1 victory against the Southern California Blues.

The '94 CASL Chelsea Ladies also netted a tie and a loss in the event. CASL ended its match against the Southern California Blues in a 0-0 shutout. The Chicago Sockers defeated CASL 3-1, with Cailyn Boch scoring for CASL.

CHALLENGEfest 2011

The CASL U14 Vipers swept all four of its games last weekend in the Winston-Salem tournament's U14 East division.

Bryant O'Neal, Micheal Flecker, Jon Brazeale, Brent McCready, Joseph Delgroso, Jacob Hofer, and Will Mcpeak all contributed offensively on a weekend when the Vipers outscored opponents 16-1. Defenders Wrenn Pallas, Will Denton, Jack Banask, Ralph Sanders, Riley Wenker, and Weston Moore shut down their opponents' scoring opportunities, and goalkeeper Jackson Hawthorne allowed just one goal in four games.

Eleven other CASL teams won their CHALLENGEfest divisions or reached the finals:

U10 Boys West, CASL Wake Forest United Black reached the finals before falling 4-2 to the NDSL Sidekicks.

U11 Boys East, the CASL Avengers won the championship with a 1-0 final victory over DCUSA United Gold.

U10 Girls, in a high-scoring championship matchup, the CASL Nitro overcame DCUSA U10 Blue, 7-4.

U11 Girls East, the '00 CASL Blast G shut out DC United 2-0 for the title.

U13 Girls East, the CASL Surge beat a club rival, the CASL Nitro, 2-1 for the championship.

U13 Girls West, the CASL Wake Forest United White shut out the CASL Pride 2-0 to take the title.

U14 Girls, the CASL Wake Forest United won the championship with a 1-0 shutout of the TCYSA Winston-Salem Lady Twins Red.

U15 Girls, the CASL Crush made it to the championship game and lost to the NTSC Spirits, 3-1.

U16 Girls, the CASL Racers reached the finals and lost 1-0 to the Radford Ladycats.

Burlington Columbus Day Shootout

A Triangle United Soccer Association boys' team struck gold at this Burlington Soccer Club tournament last weekend.

TUSA Bronze defeated BSC '98 Cardinals 1-0 to take the U14 Boy's championship.

In the U13 Division, the TUSA Bronze reached the finals before falling 2-1 to the BSC '98 Cardinals.

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