November 26, 2017 Hammonton NJ: EDP Fall Showcase
Over the weekend, the West-Mont United Premier 02 Boys coached by Tom Gosselin and Ian Dawson, captured their first trophy of the year at the 2017 EDP Fall Showcase.
After a slow start in the morning match on Saturday the boys dug themselves out of a 0-2 hole to grab a vital point thanks to a determined and tenacious attitude by the whole team.
Their second game was a convincing 3-1 win over Cedar Stars to set up Sunday's group leading match with Manhattan.
Sunday's game was a battle from box to box with with both defenses holding strong through 59 minutes. In the 60th minute the boys broke through for a thrilling 1-0 win, clinching a spot in the finals against CASA.
The finals mirrored the final group game as each keeper came through big for their teams and the pace of the game was wide open. Midway through the second half, a restart was awarded where Garrett Bland found the magic to bend the ball top shelf , allowing the team to hoist the trophy as champions.
Overall the boys played unselfish (5 different scorers), tenacious and enjoyable soccer throughout the tournament. As emphasized by the coaches, attitude and grit win tournaments - and the '02 boys were a great example of those qualities and their reward was a championship, with some great memories.
Congratulations to the entire team and coaching staff for a great weekend!