This past weekend, a total of 8 Parkland Area Soccer Club travel teams closed out their fall seasons with tournament play, at Boyertown Blast and Hempfield Fall Classic. PASC teams played very well in competitive brackets at both tournaments. PASC crowned 3 champions, 3 finalist and 1 semi-finalist in tournament play. Congratulations to all players and teams for good play and outstanding results!
Participants and results are summarized below:
30th Annual Hempfield Fall Classic
U11B Predators (Finalist)
U13B Red Devils (Champions)
U11G Vipers (Champions)
U13G Force (Semi-finalist)
3rd Annual Boyertown Blast
U09B Thunderhawks (Finalist)
U11B Raiders (Finalist)
U09G Sharks (Champions)
Individual Team summaries are posted:
The PASC Vipers headed to Lancaster this past weekend looking to “strike” at Hempfield Fall Classic Tournament opponents. The team knew the competition was going to be tough and they rose to the challenge!
Sunday was a new day, with an early start and a biting wind chill. The Vipers faced their toughest opponent Mechanicburg SC Tornados, out of Central PA. Both teams were undefeated going in and a battle ensued for the win and first place in the group. A great game ended in a 2-2 tie, which advanced both teams to the finals for a championship rematch.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…. The PASC U9G Sharks took 1st place at the 3rd Annual Boyertown Blast on November 21st. The Sharks were first spotted along the coastline of Boyertown beating the “Amity” Heat FC 4-0 early in the day. The waters got rougher, but the Sharks took a bite out of the Perkiomen Valley Storm 2-0 in game 2. The Governor Mifflin Crushers realized they were going to “need a bigger boat” – as the Sharks completed an undefeated day with a 4-0 win in their finale. The girls went 3-0 beating their opponents by a combined score of 10-0, scoring 29 out of a possible 30 tournament points in the process to capture the gold. Way to go Sharks - look for a Sequel on the pitch next Spring!
The PASC Red Devils survived the cold and won this year’s Hempfield Adidas Fall Classic this weekend. After beating DELCO Division II rival Concord SA Kings 2-1 and the Southern Chester Dragons 7-2 on Saturday the boys beat Upper Dublin Arsenal Black 1-0 Sunday morning to advance to the Finals. Sunday’s Finals against a great Salisbury United team. PASC had two early goals disallowed, but still managed to put two more in the back of the net in the first half. Salisbury rallied back to tie the game midway through the second half only to see the Red Devils put the difference maker in with 15 minutes to go for the 3-2 win. The Red Devils played great team soccer as evidenced by goals by 8 different players on the weekend!
The PASC U13 Girls Force team finished as undefeated champions playing in the River Tournament over Columbus Day weekend. The Force not only finished undefeated but played up a level at the U14 age bracket and was not scored upon during the entire 4 game series. The Force beat the AFC Heat 2-0, the Hereford Herr-icanes 2-0, the PASC Power 1-0, and in the championship game beat the AFC Heat 3-0 to clinch the title. It got back to the Force players that the AFC Heat was looking forward to playing "the little girls" in the championship game. Not sure the Force appreciated the descriptor, but it was determined quite clearly on the pitch; it is not about how big or old you are, it's about the amount of heart you play with. GO FORCE!!!
The Fall Coaches Game will be under the lights at County Fields (kick-off 6:15 pm) on Saturday November 14th. Those of you who found the heat too much for the June game have no excuse this time – especially if the weather is like last year!
As ever, the game is for all coaches and assistants of any age, ability or sex. And if nothing else it should settle that age-old argument as to which sex feels the cold more!
PASC teams at the PHS Night supporting PHS Varsity and JV Girls.
Would you like for your son or daughter (aged 6-11) to be a player escort at one of the Philadelphia Union matches later this fall season? Visit our Facebook page and comment on the article "CONTEST :: Philadelphia Union Player Escort" mentioning WHY YOUR CHILD would want to be one of eleven player escort at the Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City SC match at 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 25th at PPL Park in Chester.
This contest will close on Friday, 9/25 and the top eleven responses will be announced here on our Facebook page on Wednesday, 9/30. Each selected child will recive two tickets to attend the match together with a parent/guardian. Good luck! — at PPL Park.
The PASC U11G Vipers competed in the Premier Division at Battle at The Hill top in Limerick PA on August 15,16. This was the first time the girls have played together as a new team. The First game end in a 3-2 loss to Ridley United Rampage. The Vipers competed to then but just ran out of time against Ridley. The Vipers bounce back with a strong showing against Rage SC 04 Athletic with a 4-2 victory. Sunday set the stage for a epic battle with Methacton United SC Liberty. Methacton United was undefeated in the bracket and looked to move on to the finals. Unfortunately for them they had to play the Vipers and were defeated 4-2. This put PASC Vipers in the Finals against Valley Voodoo.
The Vipers had a good showing in the championship game but fell short losing in the final game and finishing as finalist in a very competitive bracket.
The coaches could not be prouder of these Girl and we look forward to continued success this season.
Summer Skills Camp 2015
PASC U13 Force hanging out with World Cup Champion Tobin Heath!
The Force attended the Women's National Soccer League game at Rutgers University between Sky Blue FC and the Portland Thorns FC. They got to see several of the women on the Women's World Cup Champion team such as Alex Morgan, Christie Rampone, & Kelley O'Hara.
The PASC U16 Pride finished their first season in the elite 'Eastern Development Program' league by successfully capturing the Divisional title. The Pride faced teams from Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania and went undefeated with 7 wins and 1 tie, scoring a total of 39 goals and only allowing 9. The Pride also won the Buckingham United March Into Cups and the PA Classics Challenger Invitational Tournaments this spring, without suffering a single defeat. Their only loss of the season came in the final minutes of the Presidents Cup championship match to the Deep Run Strikers (by a very narrow 0-1 loss) who later went on to win the Region 1 Championship. The Pride is coached by John Madeira.
Congratulations on a very impressive and exciting spring season!
U14 Thunderhawks LVYSL Tournament U14 Boys Silver Division CHAMPION 2015
The Force competed in the FC Delco Players Cup held in Downingtown, PA over Memorial Day weekend. The Force finished in 1st place in the premier division with a record of 4-1 outscoring their opponents 19-3. They beat the PSA 02’ White (3-1), the Unionville-Milliken Strikers White (8-1), lost to the AFFC Assault (0-1) and then went on to beat Super Nova (5-0) in the semifinals and FC Europa Attack (3-0) in the finals. Great job girls!
Congratulations to the Power as they took first place in the Hershey Memorial Day Challenge tournament. They out-scored their opponents 12-3 over the two days including 2 shutouts. A great job by the entire team!
The PASC U15 – THUNDER capped off an undefeated DELCO (Div. 1) Spring season by being crowned the U15 Boys - Hershey Memorial Day Challenge Cup Champions. The boys outscored their opponents 12-1, went undefeated and played a tough West Islip, NY team in the championship game. Congratulations to the boys for their hard work!
PLAYERS: (Front row L to R): B. George, D. Fejes, D. Fasnacht, J. Kiser, G. Recchia, D. Trexler (Back row L to R): N. Moyer, N. Khalil, G. Ordway, C. Duff, J. Varrato, C. Morris, M. Lytle and C. Burke (Not pictured): A. Sohn, A. Luchansky and H. Salau.
The PASC Red Scorpions participated in the March into Cups 2015 Tournament on May 17th and finished with a first place victory in their bracket. The girls played outstanding soccer, scored a lot of goals and only allowed 3 against. We are so proud of this these young ladies. Well done!
This past weekend, the PASC Predators won the Rage SC Flash Tournament in Reading in dramatic fashion. Following a controversial call in the last minute of regulation of the championship match on Sunday afternoon (one that lead to the opposition tying the match at 3-3), the Predators came out on fire in overtime and left it all on the field to win the tournament. The Predators scored with only three seconds left in the second overtime period to clinch the win. The championship match was a re-match against a talented Rage SC, to which the Predators had lost in the first game of the tourney on Saturday morning. Well done, boys!
The PASC U12 girls Force participated in the PA Classics Challenger Invitational over Mother’s Day weekend. The Force competed in the Championship Division, which was the most competitive division in the tournament. The Force beat the Lower Dauphin Cobras, 2-1, the PA Classics Premier Blue, 6-0 and the Revolution Rowdies, 3-1 to get them into the finals. The Force finished as finalists falling to a talented PA Classics Academy team, 4-2. The Force held their own, keeping stride with the Academy team up until the last 15 minutes of the game when the Academy team scored their winning goals. This was truly some of the best soccer the Force has ever played. They demonstrated they can keep step with the best soccer teams in PA. Great job Force!!!
The PASC Red Devils advanced to the EPYSA Challenge Cup Finals with a win over North Union Cannons. The U12 Boys State Cup Final will be held on Sunday, 5/17 (11:15 kickoff) at the U.S. Training Center Complex in Downingtown, PA. The Red Devils will face a tough opponent in the Hulmeville Vipers who have outscored their opponents in State Cup play 20-6.
Join PASC in wishing the boys good luck! If you’re in the Downingtown area on Sunday, please come and root our boys to victory.
PASC U16 Pride opened their spring season with an exciting overtime victory over FC Milan in Virginia on Saturday, March 14. The Pride, playing in the Eastern Development League [http://www.edpsoccer.org/
The PASC Pride won the Elite division of the EPYSA State Indoor Cup on March 1 in Lancaster PA. The Pride tied their first two matches with scores of 1-1. They then won the next two matches with scores of 4-0 and 6-1 in order to qualify for the final. In the Championship game the Pride defeated ACFC Manchester United with a score of 2-0. The Pride is coached by John Madeira. Congratulations ladies!
Back Row – Alexia DeNardo, Janelle Barna, Becca Ventura, Olivia Carsia, Emily Piston, Olivia Schantz, Sarah Young, Carly Shaffer, Lauren Madeira, Devyn Anderson, Darian Brickhouse, Maddi McKelly, Natalie Ondrey
Front Row – Helen Flynn, Rachel Medlar, Katrina Olenwine, Kali Lauer. Missing from photo: Jacquelyn Gerbasio
The PASC Force were finalists in the 2015 Horizon Indoor Cup. The team competed in the elite division and battled some of the best teams from central and eastern PA. The force went 4-0 through their first 4 games finishing with a goal differential of 17 goals for and 4 goals against. This was the best goal differential of any team in the elite division. In the championship game, the Force fell to a tough HMMS Impact team who to their credit played a brilliant game. The Force players should hold their heads high as finishing a finalist among such an elite group of teams is a tremendous accomplishment by any standard. As always, we are extremely proud. GO FORCE!