2012 Boys Black Team takes home the Gold Medal this weekend!
Playing short handed, but with huge hearts, determination and teamwork, the boys etched out a 2-1 and 3-2 win during the Saturday session, followed by dominant 5-0 and 4-2 wins on Sunday.
Cooper Malko led the scoring early and often, with Declan Incantalupo / Jared Meltzer / Grady Mattis / Shahar Shav all finding the back of the net. Stellar goalkeeping by Jake Schwartzer, AJ Laurenzo, and Grady Mattis kept opponents out of the GRSS net all weekend, with tremendous diving saves denying strikers at each opportunity. Anchored by Finnbar Hall and Devin Han, the defensive stalwarts played most of the 4 games without any time off the field, and held up the back line with sheer grit and willpower.
The team parents also earned high marks for supplying hot chocolate, Gatorade, donuts, pizza and enthusiastic cheering all weekend (some cheering even extended onto the field during the game!). The boys look ahead to the heart of their fall schedule with the return of speedster Ryan Lauro to bolster the offensive.