YOUTH SPORTS -- Socrates Futbol Club announcement: Are you done with your youth soccer season already? Does it seem like you should still be playing some soccer? Socrates Futbol Club would like you to consider attending one or more training sessions put o
See the Socrates web site at www.socratesfutbolclub.org for more details.
• Attention; Rochester Youth Soccer Association coaches, parents and players: Check out the MYSA forms Web site at www.mnyouthsoccer.org/admin/forms.cfm for 2002 Coach, Parent, Volunteer and Youth Referee of the Year. Nominations close August 31, so act now while the work of these key contributors is still fresh in your mind.
-- RYSA is accepting registrations for its Fall Traveling Season. Registration is open for U9-U14 players (birthday between Aug. 1, 1988, and July 31, 1994) and runs through July 8. Regiostration forms and information are available at www.rysa.org. Teams practice twice a week and play six weekend games in September and October. Players will be placed on teams using coaches input and playing experience. Teams may be limited due to field availability and coaches. If you do not have Internet access, paper forms are available at Play It Again Sports and Soccer Connections.
RYSA team reports:
The Rochester Chill U-11 Classic One girls team started the season in the Blaine Mini-Tournament. While the parents shivered in the rain, the Chill tied Eden Prairie 1-1, won over Blaine 2-1, and tied Matomedi 0-0. In the championship game, the Chill and Eden Prairie were still scoreless after two overtimes. The Chill won the championship 2-1 in a shootout with goals from Tricia Sutherland and Andie Schacht. In the Burnsville Invitational, the Chill lost to Blaine 1-2, won over Burnsville 2-1, and won 2-1 over St.Paul. In the championship game the Chill won 4-0 with goals from Natilie Juncos, Tricia Sutherland, Melanie Quinones, and Stephanie Brandt.
• The; Rochester Raptors U13 Classic 1 girls team won the Lakeville Pan-O-Prog Invitational this past weekend. The Raptors defeated the Woodbury Royals 3-0 and the Lakeville Terminators 6-0 to win their pool. In the semi-finals, the Raptors jumped to a 4-0 halftime lead in beating the Lakeville Magic 5-0. The championship game featured a rematch with Woodbury. In a tightly contested game, the Raptors got a goal with two minutes remaining to defeat the Royals 2-1.
The Raptors improved their overall record to 18-3 with the wins including victories in 17 of their last 18 games. They had a 13-game winning streak snapped in a 1-0 loss to Omaha United in the semi-finals of the Wayzata Invitational on June 16. With a league record of 7-0, the Raptors lead the South District. They resume league play at Bloomington tomorrow evening.
The Raptors will complete regular season tournament play at the Eden Prairie Cup July 12-14.
Team members include K.C. Beed, Ashleigh Betha, Lauren Claeys, BreAnna Ean, Dani Fischer, Katherine Flesher, Laura Hansen, Allie Harwood, Kristen Herges, Emily Jacobson, Shannon Kelley, Tori Koleski, Molly Miller, Ana Norell, Emalee Sparks, and Kate Trenerry. The Raptors are coached by John Endicott, with assistants Max Trenerry and Margo Koleski. The team manager is Dave Jacobson.
• The; Rochester Otters third-grade boys team recently completed its season. Throughout the spring, the players worked on effective teamwork and aggressive defense. Their efforts yielded a fun-filled, undefeated season. They are all looking forward to next season. Team members are Andy Benner, Jeff Bowers, Brendan Coker, Casey Giordano, Anthony Johnson, Cody Johnson, Taylor Otley, Joe Mangano, Kush Patel and Max Topic.