U17B Red go 2-0-1 at Rockford Raptors College Showcase
The first game was played early Saturday on a semi-soft field with ice and mud. We played the Carey Defenders 00, it was our first game as a team and it took a while to get things organized. We ended up winning the game 4-3. The second game was against Team Chicago 2000 Elite. They took the game to us in the first 15 minutes, but we weathered the storm and scored in the 17th minute. We found our stride and scored again before half time. The second half both teams found the net, resulting in a 3-1 victory. The third and final game was on Sunday against the Raiders of Bolingbrook SC. They held the ball well and made it difficult for us to gain possession. Once we did, we made it count and scored half way through the first half. The second half the wind was a factor as well as poor field conditions, we had a defensive breakdown that lead to the tying goal. We had many chances at the end to win the game, but we could not find the back of the net. The match ended in a draw 1-1.
John Valla and Alex Polzer both with 2 goals, Ryan Madsen, Justin Beli, and Zach Wilcox each had one goal. It was a very good showing for our first time out, and I am really looking forward to the rest of the season.
Submitted by Coach Tony Pierce