The U-10 Boys featured a couple of Winchester teams, with one advancing to the semi-finals. In the end, Revere Everett United proved to be too tough, knocking off the Blue Devils (from Sudbury) 13-4 in the final.
The U-12 Boys division saw Framingham Barca earn the championship with a 7-4 victory over the Marlborough Panthers, and Somos Bacanos (another team from the Attleboro/Brockton area) took home the U-14 Boys title in a 10-5 victory over the DSP Stars (out of the Groton area).
Concluding Saturday’s play was the U-12 Girls division, which saw two very good Explosion FC teams advance to the finals. Rather than play each other in the final, they exemplified the spirit of the tournament and decided to be named co-champions.
Sunday’s action saw success for a couple of Winchester teams. In the Men’s Open division, Passion FC (a collection of recently graduated players) earned back-to-back championships with a 6-1 victory over Avellino FC. And the High School Boys division saw a couple of Winchester teams advance to the semi-finals. One of them, Blast, fought hard but lost in the finals to a talented Medford High School team, 9-4.
Finishing off the weekend was the High School Girls division, which saw teams from across Eastern Mass. In the end, the Bulldogs (a team from Canton) earned the championship with an impressive 11-4 victory over The Freakz (a team from the Shrewsbury area).
The anxiously awaited raffle drawings were held at the end of the weekend, with an autographed Boston Bruins hockey stick, a pack of four Category 1 New England Revolution tickets, an autographed New England Revolution team photo, and a pair of Spandees spandex going to the winners.
We would like to thank the players, volunteers, and sponsors for making this event possible and are looking forward to future tournaments. For pictures, complete results, and more information about this year’s event, visit the tournament’s permanent website at http://www.lovetocompete.com/.