We’re proud to be the annual sponsors of the The Core Studio soccer team. Here’s an exciting update from team cap’n Travis Dye.
The season got off to a great start with wins in our first six games. Week 7 was a showdown between two 6-0 teams for sole possession of first place. Unfortunately, we had several players who were unable to make it for the game. We were able to field a full team, but were short on subs on a warm day while the other team had close to a full set of replacements on the sideline. We battled to a 1-1 tie at the half, but fatigue and their superior numbers ultimately got the best of us in a 4-1 loss.
Work schedules and vacations made July a bit of a rough stretch for numbers, but we managed to close out the season with one win, one loss, and one tie. Our last game, a 4-4 tie, included a second-half comeback from a 4-1 deficit and gave us momentum that we were able to carry into the post-season tournament. We finished the regular season 7-2-1, which was good for the second seed into the tournament and was our best record in several years, if not the best ever.
We scored the most goals out of the eight teams in the league and gave up the second fewest. Most importantly, everyone had fun and no one was seriously injured.
Our tournament started this past Monday and we were able to get back to our winning ways with a 6-2 victory. We play again on Monday, August 4 with a berth in the August 11 championship game on the line. Except for our goalie who sustained a bruised heel in the final regular season game and another player who is off to Indonesia, we should be at full strength for this week’s match-up. I’ll keep you posted on the outcome.
Thank you again for helping sponsor the team. All of the players have expressed their gratitude that you were willing to help pick up the cost of fielding the team.