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13th Annual Mix ‘N Match Tournament Recap
PSU’s 13th Annual in-house Mix ‘N Match tournament is randomly mixed teams of all U9-U12 Rec & Academy players in separate boys & girls’ divisions. There were championship matches with awards, concessions, ice cream, cleat exchange and spirit wear for sale. Despite a weather delay, causing many games to be played in the rain, we were able to stick to the schedule for the most part and enjoy the sun and heat of the afternoon. Lots of good soccer action!! Great job to all the players for some exciting games of soccer.
Girls: Mexico won in overtime 3-2 vs Argentina
Boys: Sweden won 5-1 vs Colombia
Thank you to all the volunteers for making the 13th annual PSU Mix N Match a success! A special thank you to Susan Muller and TM Photography for all your hard work with concessions.
A message from Coach Zach, who coaches both the U18 and U11 boys’ teams
Stunning performance for Coach Zach’s U18 black team this last weekend. Fantastic continuation from the previous tournament weekends when our U18s played and competed against premier and regional teams. This last weekend on Saturday we handily defeated Fond du Lac 11-4, and then on Sunday we beat perhaps one of the best teams in the conference, East Troy, 4-1. I feel very strongly that if the season started today that our boys would’ve been untouchable and leading the conference – the slow start of the weather-laden spring definitely affected us.
I’ve also received very positive statements from some our newcomers that they want to come back, provided this fantastic team stays together.
As I’ve coached so many levels for so many years, I can say it’s been an absolutely stunning offensive show for our U18 boys!
Congratulations to the U18s – fantastic achievement!
The U14/15 Girls Red, coached by Baz Greenaway, produced an amazing comeback despite being hampered by injuries and brutal temperatures that reached the mid 90s to clinch the 2017 Reddan Thunder Invitational championship in Verona on June 3 & 4.
The girls started with a comfortable 2-0 win over KASA Avalanche thanks to goals from Morgan Rubelowski and Sarah Wegener. They then ran into a very strong Madison 56ers outfit and were beaten 0-3.
On Sunday, after going a goal down to Inter Northshore FC, the girls were seemingly heading home early, but they stormed back to win 4-1 thanks to goals from Val Wallace (2), Brooke Robinson and Sarah Wegener to clinch a wild-card semi-final spot and a repeat showdown with 56ers.
A brilliantly disciplined defensive performance resulted in a 0-0 draw and the semi-final went to a penalty shootout. 56ers scored first and Sam August leveled. Morgan Rubelowski made it 2-2 and Sarah Wegener scored to make it 3-3. Keeper Kaelyn Stephenson then brilliantly saved 56ers’ fourth penalty. Brooke Robinson made it 4-3 and with the score then tied at 4-4, Val Wallace stepped up to bury the fifth spot kick for a memorable victory and sparked joyous celebrations among the girls on the pitch and the parents on the touchline.
The girls then met QC United Panthers from Iowa in the championship final and triumphed 3-0 thanks to a superb hat-trick from Brooke Robinson.
A memorable weekend and a great triumph over adversity for the girls, all of whom showed an incredible will and desire to win.
COYR is used as an abbreviation of ‘Come On You Reds’, and football teams that play in red in England will have this chanted by their fans; our British coach has adopted the cheer for his PSU Team.
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U11-U13 deadline 6/11, Tryouts 6/12-16
U14-U19 deadline 6/18, Tryouts 6/19-23
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Summer Camp July 24-27
The U19 boys team will compete in the Wisconsin State Championships this weekend at the USA Youth Complex in Appleton. Only the top 16 teams in the state at each age are allowed entry into the tournament. For this PSU team, this is their 5th consecutive year competing in this tournament.
The team qualified by beating Lakeshore United FC earlier this month in a play-in game by the score of 6-2. Jake Mistele led the way with 5 goals in that game. Round robin games this weekend begin Friday night at 6:00 pm with a matchup against Bavarians SC U20. This team is made up of all college freshman who have finished their first year, many of whom are playing high level college soccer. Saturday morning at 8:00 am the team plays NEW United Elite 1998 who are based in Appleton. Monday morning at 8:00 am the team plays PCYS Central FC Respect who are based in the Stevens Point/Wausau area. Both NEW United and Central FC Respect play in the Midwest Regional League.
The U19 Boys are made up of half seniors who have been to this competition many times before, and half juniors who are getting their first experience in this event. The juniors will be asked to lead their high school teams this fall, so the high level competition is great preparation. The U19 Boys red team currently has 2 wins and 4 losses in the State Premier league (highest level in Wisconsin).
The Wisconsin State Championships are the first round of the elite US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. Winners at the state level compete in Regional Championships and Regional Winners move on to compete for the National Title. Group play for the 2017 Spring State Championships will be held at Scheel’s USA Youth Complex in Appleton, Wisconsin May 27, 28, 29. Semi-Finals and Finals will be held June 4 and 5 respectively, at Woodside Sports Complex in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. State Championship winners will advance to the Region II Championships to be held June 23-28 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Here, you can follow the "State Championships scores and standings":https://www.sportslogic.us/external/public.aspx?seasonId=22558