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Stamper’s Under 8 Big Monsters vs Bastin’s Under 8 Blue Bombers
The Under 8 Blue Bombers headed into Saturday’s U8 tournament undefeated from the spring soccer season. In the first game, they successfully faced the U8 Big Monsters to win 4-2.
Goals were scored by Jayce Clemons, Haley Logan and Blaine Spencer. Madison Wright defended the goal with two saves while Emma Dorton, Aliyah Solomon and Ethan Young played amazing defense. Lake Bastin, Lola Marlett, Alex Young and Audree Young lead the team with quick offensive skills and smart kick-offs.
The Big Monsters had saves made by Layne with six; five by Blake; and two each by Colton and Gwenn. Meryl Even played greatfullback position.
Layne scored two goals and James Grider had one goal.
However the Big Monster fell short with final score being 4 to 3.
As the soccer season comes to a close , Coach Stamper would like to thank the parents for all their help and dedication for making is a successful year with all of training that had to go into this year with only three veterans, three newcomers and two coming up from the under 6 division.
Perry’s Under 8 Red Dragons vs. Team Mefford Under 8
The Red Dragons and Team Mefford played the second game of the morning for the single elimination U8 Tournament. The Red Dragons came out playing strong defense. Destiny McFadden, Nathan Kemper and Haydon Wilson played very well as goal keeper. Dylan Nunnelly, Reese Griffin, Allie Wray and Gabrielle Perry made some excellent defensive stops as well as clearing the ball. Kylee O’Banion showed her skills by dribbling the ball up the field to attack the goal. Hannah Heightchew displayed her foot skills while handling the ball. The team played an excellent game of soccer and executed the skills they have been learning and developing this spring. Despite a great effort, the Red Dragons did not advance to the final game as they fell short with one goal scored by Nathan Kemper. The final score was 1-4.
Championship Game for Under 8
Bastin’s Under 8 Blue Bombers vs Mefford’s Under 8
In the championship game of the day, the Blue Bombers really came together and had goals scored by Jayce Clemons, Lake Bastin, Emma Dorton, Haley Logan, Blaine Spencer and Ethan Young. Aliyah Solomon and Madison Wright blocked multiple shots in their full back positions. Lola Marlett, Alex Young and Audree Young all used their offensive skills and kept the ball moving towards the goal, assisting in many of the goals.
Bastin’s Blue Bombers were the U8 Tournament champions.
Under 10 Wood’s Dead Red Rebels vs Under 10 Paris Raptors
The U10 Dead Red Rebels traveled to Paris to play their last game of the regular season on Sunday in what turned out to be a very even and spirited match.
The game ended in a 3-3 draw.
The Dead Red Rebels out shot the Paris Raptors yet failed to convert the game winner.
Price Griffin scored two goals and almost had the game winner in the closing minutes on a shot that deflected off the top bar straight down to the goal line a then bounced back on the field of play.
The other goal for the Rebels was scored by guest player Ethan Young. Charlie Baumann was outstanding in Keeper for the Rebels. He was very aggressive and stopped several shots by the Raptors. Kyle Baker and Lilly Baumann were extremely tough on defense. Brady Kemper had numerous shots on goal but was unlucky on getting one in the net.
The Dead Red Rebels completed the regular season with a 4-4-1 record and will play this coming Saturday in the the Halloween Express of Lexington Memorial Tournament hosted by the OCYSL at the Owen County High School.
The Owen County Youth Soccer League would like to invite the community out to the Lexington Halloween Express Memorial Challenge Soccer Tournament May 27 and 28 at the Owen County High School. Admission is free and parking is $5 per carload for the weekend.
The organizers want to thank the local sponsors for their support including People’s Bank, Tacketts Men’s Wear, Bowling Insurance, Buck and Pat Beverly, Minch Hardware, Owen Electric, Broadlinc Communications and First Farmers Bank.