The Fall soccer season is winding down. One more practice and one more game. This past week held a tournament and two games for our under-10 boys soccer team. On Saturday 15 October we participated in the Utica Region 664 tournament. The team played 5 games in a round robin format with short-sided games, 7 V 7. We had nine players and everyone got a lot of playing time. We had two competitive games, but ended up losing every game. Fortunately the boys got a medallion for participating.
Due to the tournament our regular weekend game was re-scheduled to 5:30pm Monday night at Camden. Only 6 boys showed up so the Camden team loaned us three players and we played 9 v9. It was heavily overcast and got dark early. The referee called an end to the game with 3 minutes remaining due to darkness. Joey had several goals and Aaron got his 1st goal ever. Eric played extremely hard, a carry over from his tournament participation.
Saturday we traveled to Oneida. It rained all morning but stopped in time for our noon game. Conditions were cool and slightly muddy. We won 5-3 with all the Oneida goals scored by one player. Andrew, Dylan, Joe and Eric all scored for HP with Eric scoring on a nice crossing pass from Dylan in the 2nd half.
Afterwards we posed for a team picture. Austin, Jim and Doug in the back row. Aaron, Patrick, Brandon and David in the middle row. Joe, Dylan, Eric, Andrew and Jaden in the front. Missing: Trevor, Nicco, Cole, and Anthony.