Water's Edge Classic Festival
July 20 - 21 , 2013
U9 Water's Edge Classic Festival Champions
The U9 Finals at he Water's Edge Classic was decided in a shootout between Belle River FC and the Windsor Wheels. Each side was tied 1 - 1 after regulation time and it was the Windsor Wheels that won the shoot out to take the U9 Championship title.
"Lot of respect for Belle River, they are a great club." Windsor Wheels Head Coach John Carvalho said "We seen them a couple of times before, their coaching, players and parents are superb. It was just a 1 - 1 game it could have gone either way but the kids battled hard."
In round robin play Belle River went 2-0-1 with 3 - 0 win against Byron Optimist, they edged out Lambeth Lancers 2 - 1 and tied Sarnia FC U9
1 - 1. In quarter final action Belle River shut out Sarnia FC U8 by a score of 4 - 0. In the semi final game they met Byron for the second time and won in a close match with a final score of 1 - 0.
The Windsor Wheels went 3 - 0 in round robin with a 2 - 0 win over Cambridge, 4 - 1 win over GCFC Firebirds and 2 - 1 win against Ciociaro Soccer Club. In the quarter final round they easily defeated Norwest 5 - 1. In the semi finals it was a close match against Cambridge that was decided in a shootout where they won with a final score of 3 - 2 to earn them a spot in the Championship game.
"Second penalty kick game as we just finished with Cambridge in the semi final. It's been very nerve wracking but a lot of fun." Carvalho said
The MVP of the game was awarded to goalie Matthew Mongeau.
"Everyone on our team deserved the MVP award" Carvalho said "But when you go into two penalty kick games and your goalie makes the final save in the semi final to send you through to the final, then he makes two saves in the final without a doubt the goalie is the MVP."
"Superb job by the Sarnia FC. I've been to a few tournaments and one of the best I've been at is this one for sure, without a doubt certainly they done a great job"