High School Girls Spring Fling Tourney is a Hit

Last weekend Tri-City Storm Soccer Club hosted the first ever High School Girls Futsal Tournament in Fargo.  8 different teams from Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo and Grand Forks competed in the 3-day event held at Soccer Central.  The tournament was a great opportunity for North Dakota girls to get ready for their upcoming season and for the Minnesota girls to push themselves and continue to improve.

Moorhead Matrix (black) vs. Shanley Oak Grove (red)

The 8 teams were split into two groups of 4, with the top two teams from each group advancing to a semi-final game.  After playing games Friday night and all day Saturday Shanley Oak Grove, Moorhead Matrix, the Samurai Thunder Birds and Fargo North found themselves in the semi-finals with a chance to advance to the championship game.

Hannah Riveland from Moorhead Matrix dribbles past her defender.

In the first semi-final game Moorhead Matrix came up against Fargo North.  The game was back and forth the entire time as both teams were evenly matched.  In the end Fargo North squeaked by Matrix by a score of 6-5.  They would face the winner of the second semi-final game between the Samurai Thunder Birds and Shanley Oak Grove.  The Samurai Thunder Birds came out strong and had a firm grasp on the game.  After the 40 minute game, the Samurai Thunder Birds had earned a spot in the championship game by winning 4-0.

Karissa Sanchez of Moorhead Matrix rips a shot on goal in the consolation game.

If the games weren’t exciting enough already, they were about to get a lot more intense in the 3rd place game and championship game.  Moorhead Matrix took on Shanley Oak Grove in a very competitive consolation game.  The game was close the whole way, but the Matrix were able to take advantage of their chances and ran away with the game at the end by a score of 5-2.

Fargo North (green) took on the Samurai Thunder Birds (white) in the championship game.

In the championship game Fargo North came up against the Samurai Thunder Birds.  The two teams met earlier in the weekend with the Samurai Thunder Birds winning comfortably 8-3.  However, this time it was a different story.  The game was very intense with the action back and forth the entire time.  Both teams spent the weekend scoring goals for fun, but that mentality changed as both defenses tightened up to keep the ball out of their net.  After 40 minutes, the teams were deadlocked at 2 goals a piece, which meant that overtime would be needed to determine the winner.  The teams came out determined to score the winning goal and the Samurai Thunder Bird’s own Allie Stover did just that to claim the championship by a score of 3-2.

No subs, no problem.  The Samurai Thunder Birds with their championship trophy. Congrats girls!

Overall, the weekend was a great experience as the girls got to showcase their skills in a very fun and friendly environment.  We were so happy that so many teams were able to join us for this event and we would like to thank the Grand Forks teams for coming down to participate in this inaugural event.  Thank you to all the teams, players, parents and volunteers who helped make the first ever Spring Fling Futsal Tournament a success!  We hope you all had as much fun as we did.

 

 

Inaugural Spring Fling Futsal Tournament Kicks Off

This weekend high school girls soccer players from the FM area as well as Grand Forks will compete in the Spring Fling Futsal Tournament — The first ever high school girl’s futsal tournament held at Soccer Central in Fargo.  The tournament will help the North Dakota high school players prepare for their upcoming season and will also be a solid way to keep training and improving for those girls from Minnesota.  Futsal is a terrific way to help improve a player’s technique and decision making on the field as they are faced with less time and space when they have possession of the ball.  The first games will be played tonight with West Fargo Green facing off vs. Moorhead Matrix at 7pm and the Samurai Thunder Birds of Shanely taking on the girls from Fargo North at 8pm.

Games will be played all day Saturday starting at 9am and the last game kicks off at 7pm. Semi-final and championship games will be played on Sunday afternoon starting at 1pm.  Be sure to catch the championship game at 5pm on Sunday as the top two teams from the weekend will face off against one another.  We hope you will take some time this weekend and stop by Soccer Central to get a glimpse at some of the first competitive high school soccer action of the spring.  Soccer Central is located at 1401 5th Ave. N. Fargo.

Spring Fling Futsal Tournament Schedule:

  • Friday – 7pm – West Fargo Green vs. Moorhead Matrix
  • Friday – 8pm – Samurai Thunder Birds vs. Fargo North
  • Saturday – 9am – West Fargo Green vs. Shanley/Oak Grove
  • Saturday – 10am – Grand Forks Black Knights vs. Moorhead Matrix
  • Saturday – 11am – Grand Forks Knightmares vs. Fargo North
  • Saturday – 12pm – West Fargo White vs. Samurai Thunder Birds
  • Saturday – 1pm – West Fargo Green vs. Grand Forks Black Knights
  • Saturday – 3pm – Shanley/Oak Grove vs. Moorhead Matrix
  • Saturday – 4pm – West Fargo White vs. Samurai Thunder Birds
  • Saturday – 5pm – Grand Forks Black Knights vs. Shanley/Oak Grove
  • Saturday – 6pm – Grand Forks Knightmares vs. Samurai Thunder Birds
  • Saturday – 7pm – West Fargo White vs. Fargo North
  • Sunday – 1pm – Semi-Final 1
  • Sunday – 2pm – Semi-Final 2
  • Sunday – 4pm – 3rd/4th Place Game
  • Sunday – 5pm – Championship Game

Hub City Futsal Classic Recap

This past weekend Tri-City Storm teams traveled to Aberdeen, South Dakota to compete in the annual Hub City Futsal Classic.  The tournament was an exciting opportunity to play a different style of soccer with all the games played on basketball courts with futsal balls.  Overall, it was a fun weekend with lots of positives to take away as well as some things that teams need to work on.

Out of the 12 teams that participated, 4 of them made it to championship games. The U12 Girls Gold, U13 Boys Black and U15 Boys Black all claimed second place, while the U17 Boys Black went undefeated to earn the top spot.

The U12 Girls Gold put on a solid showing this weekend – 3 wins and a loss.

The U12 Girls Gold were runners up in their group scoring 21 goals and allowing only 9 en route to 3 wins and a loss.  The wins came against TC U11 Girls, Watertown U12 Girls and Mitchell Night Wings.  Their only loss came against eventual champions HCSC U11 Girls.  The girls showed some solid improvement from just a couple weeks ago and should be proud of their performances this weekend.  Team members: Saela Fredricks, Rukhsana Ghauri, Mya Helmer, Emily Jahner, Payton Lane, Briann Martinson, Emily Post, and Jenna Schroeder.

Also with a solid showing this weekend was the U13 Boys Black team who played in the top division of the U14 age group.  In the group stage they recorded 2 wins and one loss, which was enough to advance to the championship game.   The lone loss came against Minot Magic U14 Boys, while they beat the Renegades by a score of 3-2 and DASC U13 Spitfire 4-3.  In the championship game they again came up against Minot U14 Boys and again couldn’t quite figure out how to handle them falling short by a score of 5-2.  There certainly were a lot of positives to take away from their performances this weekend.  Team members: Alhasan Alomar, Josh Anderson, Conner Bosch, Cameron Hoff, Ethan Olson, Jack Olson, Tate Simpson, and Evan Reinholz.

U13 Boys Black after their championship game against Minot Magic U14 Boys.

The U15 Boys Black followed up their fine performance at the Frosty’s Cup with another great showing this weekend.  Playing in the top division of the U16 age group the boys earned one win, one tie and one loss during group play, which was enough to advance to the championship game.  They faced some great competition this weekend and were in a number of games that were separated by a single goal.  In their opening game they loss 4-3 to BFA/WYSA U16 Boys, before beating HCSC U16 Boys 3-2 and then drawing Minot Magic U16 Boys 3 goals apiece.  In the championship game they again came up against BFA/WYSA U16 Boys and again only a single goal separated them, falling just short by a score of 3-2 to earn second place.  Team members: TJ Anderson, Dawson Breyer, Brandon Kraenzel, Matt Russell, Devon Thompson, Trey Waltz and Cody Sather.

Rounding out the Tri-City finalist is the U17 Boys Black team who went undefeated through 4 games to earn the top spot in the top bracket of the U19 division.  Wins over SHFC, Minot Lightning, TC U17 Boys Gold, and ODP 98 Boys earned them the top spot while scoring 36 goals and only allowing 12.  Their toughest game of the weekend came against the other half of their team, the TC U17 Boys Gold, which ended in exciting fashion 6-5.  Team members: Aaron Beyer, Justin Froslie, Richard Lancaster, Austin Peterson, Aaron Syvrud, Grant Zastoupil and Thomas Schroeder.

Tri-City also had two players guest playing with Minot clubs that made it to championship games.  Max Hodny played in the U10 age group with Minot Magic U10 Boys who went undefeated and earned the top spot in their bracket.  Max showcased his skills scoring multiple goals and setting up even more for others throughout the weekend.  Jensen Waltz played up an age group with the Minot Magic U12 Boys.  They made it to the championship after recording two wins and a loss, but fell just short in the final game by a score of 4-0.  Jensen was a jack of all trades during the tournament as he played in attack, defense and even goalkeeper.

Great job to all Storm players and teams this weekend!  Playing on basketball courts, which are smaller than what the teams are used to was a great challenge as players had to play and think quicker.  There are a lot of positives to take from this weekend and to apply into the future as the players continue to improve and develop.  Congrats to all players and teams that participated this weekend in the Hub City Futsal Classic!

Futsal is in the Air

People are starting to become exposed to soccer in many different shapes and forms as the sport continues to gain popularity in the States.  One variation of the sport that is becoming increasingly popular (especially in the bitter cold of Fargo, ND) is futsal.  While it has only recently been gaining support in the States, in some parts of the world futsal is looked on as the pinnacle of soccer as opposed to playing 11v11 outdoors.  Many of you are probably asking yourself what exactly is futsal and why has it been gaining so much respect lately?

Individual technical ability is crucial with the limited space and time in futsal.

When translated from Portuguese, the word “futsal” means “hall football.”  I imagine it started out something like this.  Futsal is played 5-a-side in tight quarters which forces players to think and act quickly and precisely.  Futsal uses a slightly smaller and heavier ball, which bounces less encouraging more play with the ball at the player’s feet instead of bounces and popping up in the air.  Many professional players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Xavi, Ronaldhino, Neymar and many others have attributed a large part of their success to playing futsal as a kid.

Ronaldo posing with his futsal ball and short shorts long before he became famous. As you can see he took very good care of his hair even at a young age.

Ronaldo was quoted in 2012 as saying, “During my childhood in Portugal all we played was futsal.  The small playing area helped me improve my close control, and whenever I played futsal I felt free. If it wasn’t for futsal, I wouldn’t be the player I am today.”  That is high praise from arguably one of the best players in the world.  Some of the leading soccer nations in the world such as Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Germany and Italy place a large emphasis of youth development on futsal and is a leading contributor to their success in developing highly technical and creative soccer players.

The lack of space and time on the ball forces players to think quicker and be more purposeful in their decision making.  You see far less of kids kicking the ball aimlessly down the field and instead you see kids trying to dribble out of pressure or find the open teammate with a pinpoint pass.  Just like playing outdoor, there are no walls for kids to blast the ball into with the hopes of it getting around the defender or finding a teammate.  Creative players with superior technical ability will shine in futsal as they are better equipped to deal with the lack of space and time.  Futsal is played 5-a-side and because of this kids develop both sides of their game quicker.  There really aren’t set positions as everyone is expected to defend and attack as a team.  If a player gets forward in attack then a teammate must drop in and provide cover.  Its not uncommon to see all 4 defenders and goalkeeper in their own half only to win the ball and counter and score a goal at the other end in a matter of a couple of seconds.  Players gain a better understanding of how to support each other and read the defense as space is always at a premium and the game moves so much faster in futsal.

The best futsal teams in the world draw large crowds as fans are entertained by some truly unbelievable skills, tricks and goals.

With all of these reasons its easy to see why futsal is becoming more and more popular and is slowly starting to replace the typical indoor soccer game with boards.  We at Tri-City are lucky enough to have access to Soccer Central, our very own futsal facility and the benefits of it are starting to show.  All of our teams go inside to play futsal during the winter or when weather isn’t on our side and you can see the improvement in the players’ technical abilities because of it.

As our Winter Select Season comes to a close we are looking to go out in style as 12 different teams from all age groups are traveling to Aberdeen, SD to participate in the Hub City Futsal Classic.  The tournament will be a good test for Storm teams as they have been inside playing futsal all winter and will now have a chance to showoff what they have learned.  Games are starting as early as 5:15 today with the U17 Boys Gold team in action versus Minot Lightning.  Games will be played all night Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday morning into the afternoon.  Stay up-to-date with how all the teams are doing by following TCStormSC on Twitter and Tri-City Storm Soccer Club on Facebook.  Good luck to all players and teams playing this weekend!

 

Strengthening Sense of Community Through Soccer

A Saturday afternoon full of soccer, friends and pizza — What more could you ask for? That’s what took place this past weekend as U8-U11 soccer players from Tri-City Storm Soccer Club and Lionheart Soccer Academy participated in a mini indoor jamboree at the Fargo Metro Rec Center.  Three Lionheart teams and two TC Storm teams took part in the exciting event that emphasized friendly competition in an encouraging environment.  The players were given plenty of opportunity to showcase their skills and have fun as all teams played a minimum of four, 12-minute games.  Coaches were present to handle substitutions and make sure everyone got equal playing time, but the kids were given the chance to challenge themselves, make mistakes and experience success all on their own.  Every team played their four games and then the top two teams participated in a championship game as all other players cheered them on from the sidelines.  After the final whistle was blown the players, parents and coaches celebrated by enjoying some pizza and some much needed refreshments.

Overall, the weekend jamboree was a great success as sportsmanship and entertainment were on center stage.  Kids from the different clubs and teams got to play the sport they love with their friends and classmates as well as against them.  It was an amazing thing to see players, parents and coaches cheering on players from the other teams just as much as their own team.  We at Tri-City Storm would like to extend a special thanks to all the coaches, parents and players that participated in the Jamboree and helped make it such a great experience.

TC Storm Shines at Frosty’s Cup

This past weekend 12 Tri-City Storm teams travelled to Bismarck to compete in the 8th Annual Frosty’s Cup 5v5 indoor soccer tournament.  The tournament went great and all the teams and players had a great time challenging themselves against some quality competition.  Of the 12 Storm teams that participated, four of them played in championship games and three of those teams ended up 1st place in their divisions and undefeated throughout the entire tournament!

The U12 Girls Black team went undefeated during their four games over the weekend by beating HCSC U12G Ice 5-2, Minot Magic U12G 5-0, HCSC U12G Fire 4-2.  In the championship game they again came up against HCSC U12G Ice and this time beat them convincingly 6-0.  Congratulations to Madeline Etter, Rukhsana Ghauri, Alyssa Heacox, Lauren Hodny, Emily Post, Molly Sundbom and Gabby Tunheim!

U12 Girls Black and U16 Girls Black after a very successful weekend!

Also going undefeated in their four games was the U16 Girls Black team.  The girls played in a combined U16-U18 age group and really showcased what they are capable of.  They reached the championship game by beating Minot Magic Adrenaline U17G 6-3, Blizzard 2-1, and Mandan Braves 5-2.  In the championship game they again came up against the Blizzard and repeated their earlier performance with another 2-1 victory to claim 1st place.  Congratulations to Ruth Hegstad, Madison Kramer, Madison Lucas, Ashley Matter, Sydne Narum, Jensen Odegaard, Elizabeth Schaefer, Brianna Schaub, Allie Stover and Lauren Zanotti!

Continuing the trend the U15 Boys Black went undefeated through their four games in the tournament.  The boys played in a combined U15/U16 age division and beat GGFSC 5-2, HCSC U16B 3-1, and Minot Magic U16B Black 7-6 to make it to the championship.  In the first game the U15 Boys lost their starting goalkeeper, Sam O’Keeffe, to a broken hand.  They had to play the rest of the tournament without any substitutes and Cody Sather stepped up big in goal to help his team advance.  In the championship game they faced the Sloths in a game that went back and forth the entire time.  The scores were level at 3 goals a piece at the end of regulation and so the game went into a golden goal overtime.  In overtime TJ Anderson scored the game winning goal to give the U15 Boys Black the championship by a scoreline of 4-3.  Congratulations to TJ Anderson, Dawson Breyer, Sam O’Keeffe, Cody Sather, Devon Thompson and Trey Waltz!

The fourth Storm team to make it to the finals in their division was the U14 Girls Black team.  They got off to a slow start on Saturday afternoon losing to HCSC U14G, but came back on Sunday with a couple fine performances against DUSC Avengers and Minot Magic U14G winning 3-2 and 4-3 respectively to reach the championship game.  In the championship game they again came up against HCSC U14G and unfortunately could not overcome their quality opponents.  Congratulations to Brooke Bergen, Amanda Dolalie, Abbigail Grieger, Olivia “OJ” Johnson, Olivia Johnson, Brianna Martin and Zoe Nawrot!

U14 Girls battled hard all weekend and earned 2nd place in their division.

While these teams did a great job of making it to the championship game in their respective divisions, there were a lot of positives to be taken away from the performances of the other TC Storm teams participating in the tournament.

The U11 Girls played in a combined U11/U12 division and faced a great challenge by facing some quality U12 teams.  The girls finished the tournament with a draw and two losses, but most importantly they learned some valuable lessons to help them continue to improve!

The U13 Girls Black and Gold teams competed in a combined U13/U14 division and both teams ended their weekends with a win and two losses.  They primarily faced opponents that were a full year older than them and again their experience has served as a great learning opportunity.  The U13 Boys sent two teams down to the tournament and had a similar experience to the U13 Girls teams with each team recording one win and two losses.  They also played in a combined U13/U14 division and faced some really strong competition a full year older than them.

The U14 Boys Black team unfortunately didn’t get the results they wanted this weekend, but overall they had a great experience at the tournament and showed improvement from game to game.  The boys really came together as a team during the tournament and bonded together off the field.

The U15 Boys Gold team had a solid showing at the tournament by recording one win, one loss and one tie.  Playing against older teams they showcased their skill in a very competitive bracket.  Going into their final game they needed a win to advance, but came up just short by a score of 6-3.

The U17 Girls Black was the oldest team competing in the tournament and had a solid showing against some high level competition in the U19 division.  Although they were a grouped as a U17 team playing in the U19 division, the team featured a mixture of U15-U17 age players.  The girls finished their weekend with a win, a draw and a loss, but proved that they have what it takes to play at a high level.  In their third game they faced the University of Mary U19 team and gave them their toughest game of the weekend.  They came up just short by a score of 4-1, but the girls should be proud of their performance against college level competition!

Congratulations to all the teams that played this weekend at the Frosty’s Cup!  All the teams represented the club in a very positive way and played to their highest ability.  The tournament was a great way for all the players and teams to showcase their skills and prove what all their hard work has been building up to.  Great job Storm!

TC Storm in Action at 8th Annual Frosty’s Cup

Frosty’s Cup takes place this weekend in Bismarck.

This weekend Tri-City Storm will have 12 teams competing in the 8th annual Frosty’s Cup.  The Frosty’s Cup is a three day indoor youth soccer tournament held at the Fore Seasons Center in Bismarck, North Dakota.  TC Storm teams are preparing to head over to Bismarck today as several teams are in action tonight.  The U13 Boys team split into two separate teams for the tournament and both kick off their weekend with games at 7:45pm.  The U14 Boys Black and U13 Girls Black play at 8:40, while the U15 Boys Gold, U16 Girls Black and U17 Girls Black teams all kickoff at 9:35 tonight.  Saturday morning the rest of the TC Storm teams get underway with their first games.  The first games will be starting as the sun is rising at 7:30 with the U15 Boys Black and U13 Girls Gold teams getting underway.  The U11 and U12 Girls teams will start off their tournament weekend with games at 12:15, while the U14 Girls Black team gets a late start to their tournament with kickoff at 5:00pm.

With so many Tri-City Storm teams attending this weekend it is sure to be an action packed weekend.  If you will be there be sure to show your support to all TC Storm teams.  We wish you all luck and hope you have a fun experience at the 8th Annual Frosty’s Cup.  Be sure to get involved this weekend and show your support through Facebook and Twitter (@TCStormSC).  Good luck teams and most importantly lets have fun this weekend!

NSC Fall Cup Recap

This past weekend Tri-City Storm Soccer Club sent 14 teams to the 2013 NSC Fall Cup in Blaine, Minnesota.  Saturday started out cold and wet as the teams took to the fields as early as 8 in the morning to get the first games underway.  It started warming up by Sunday, but the rain continued to fall throughout the weekend creating for some exciting soccer action.

The U12 Girls Black after finishing in 2nd place.

Out of the teams that went down two of them made it to the championship game in their respective divisions.  The U12 Girls Black recorded two wins and a loss in group play of the Orange Bracket for a total of 6 points.  In their first game they beat PSA Sprints 1-0 before falling 3-0 to MTA Blue in their second game.  The girls won their final group play game against Prior Lake Typhoon by a score of 3-1 to secure a spot in the championship game against Iowa Rush.  The U12 Girls Black found themselves up a goal early in the game before the Rush began to battle back.  It was a back and forth contest with both teams creating scoring opportunities at both ends of the field.  Unfortunately the girls weren’t able to outscore the Rush as they fell just short losing by a score of 4-2.  Team members for U12 Girls Black: Madeline Etter, Saela Fredricks, Rukhsana Ghauri, Alyssa Heacox, Lauren Hodny, Hadley Huber, Emily Jahner, Annabel Mund, Breanna Nelson, Emily Post, Molly Sundbom and Gabrielle Tunheim.

The U14 Girls Black also had a successful weekend and made it to the championship game in the Yellow Bracket.  The girls earned 7 points after their three group play games by recording two wins and a draw.  They opened up their weekend with a commanding 4-0 victory over Iowa Rush and a 5-1 victory over the Mahtomedi Zephyrs on Saturday.  They held their own fate in their hands needing at least a draw to secure a spot in the championship game as they came up against Dakota Rev Attack on Sunday morning.  It was a hard fought game with both teams proving to be stubborn in defense as the U14 Girls Black pulled off a satisfying goalless draw.  In the championship game the girls came up against St. Croix Spurs.  They gave it everything they had, but weren’t able to quite finish off the weekend in style as they fell just short by a score of 2-0.

The U14 Girls Black team after finishing in 2nd place.

Team members for U14 Girls Black: Elise Bakke, Brooke Bergen, Liv Eidukat, Jasmine Ghauri, Abbigail Grieger, Hannah Hansen, Olivia Johnson, Olivia “OJ” Johnson, Mackenzie Korbel, Kali Lovgren, Hallie Mann, Brianna Martin, Graysen Myers, Abbigail Naseth, Madison Petrick and Ana Solberg.

While these two teams made it to championship games there were several other Tri-City Storm teams who can be proud of themselves after an encouraging weekend.   The U11 Girls Black and Gold teams each finished the weekend with a win, draw and a loss after three games apiece.  The Gold team missed out on going to the championship game in their bracket as they lost their final game against Maplebrook in heartbreaking fashion.  They fought hard until the very last whistle, but could not record a goal against a very stubborn defense in the wet conditions.

The U11 Girls Gold had a win, draw and a loss this weekend.

The Black team scored 5 goals and let in 8 during the weekend, with half of those coming in a very difficult opening game for them.  The Gold team scored 7 goal and only let in 3 on their way to second place finish in their group.

The U13 Girls Black also had a solid showing at the tournament.  After their three group play games they recorded two wins and a draw for a total of 7 points while scoring 5 goals and only conceding one.  However those results proved to not be enough as they failed to advance to the championship game due to a tiebreaker with the eventual champs FCNW McGrevy from Canada who they had actually tied in group play.

On the boys side the U14 Boys Gold also had a strong tournament recording a win, a draw and a loss for a total of 4 points during the weekend.  They won their first game by a score of 2-0 and drew their second one against ECU Thunder 2-2.  They needed to win their final game against the group leaders Minneapolis United in order to advance to the finals.  They fought hard and gave Minneapolis United the most difficult competition they faced during the tournament, but came up just short by a score of 3-1.

Kyle St. Germain battles to keep the ball during the NSC Fall Cup.

We are all so proud of the way Tri-City Storm teams represented themselves and the club this weekend.  The weather created for some exciting moments and for some cold parents, coaches and kids, but it wouldn’t be a fall soccer tournament without a little rain and cold weather.  Congratulations to all the teams that went down for the tournament and I hope you all had as great of a time as I did in the rain!

U14 Girls Take Second at Prior Lake Fall Finisher

This weekend the U14 Girls Gold traveled to Prior Lake for the annual Prior Lake Fall Finisher, where they finished in second place with 18 points after their first competitive action of the fall.  The U14 Girls earned two draws, a win, and a loss to capture second place.

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Donais.

Ella Donais keeps the ball while holding off a defender.

In the first game the girls came up against Dakota Rev and drew one all.  The next game they also drew this time two goals a piece against Orono.  The U14 Girls then came up against PRL U14 in the third game who had recently moved down from the C2 bracket and outscored their opponents 37 goals to one this weekend.  Unfortunately the girls had a flat performance falling nine goals to zero, but going into their fourth and final game they held their own destiny in their hands.  The upped the intensity and turned it around to record an all important two goals to zero victory over SMFC to guarantee a second place finish.  Congratulations to the U14 Girls Gold for the solid showing this weekend!

U14 Girls Gold team members: Karalyn Altendorf, Martha Denton, Amanda Dolalie, Ella Donais, Emma Etter, Bailey Farha, Teresa Hartze, Sadey Koch, Anna Lambertz, Niesha Mancini, Zoe Nawrot, Marren Norberg, Haley Peters, Peyton Sorby, and Janie Triller.

Clarification on Rec Registration

PLEASE READ.  IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

If you would like to register your son or daughter for one of our Recreation programs please read this information carefully.

You no longer need to login to your account on the Tri-City website in order to register for a program.  If you login it will say that there are no programs available at this time for registration.  Don’t let this discourage you as our registration process has changed.  To register please click here and you will be brought to the registration page.  Find the age group you are registering for and click the Register Online link for that age group.  Once you complete your registration you must agree to the terms and submit the form.  You will know your registration was successful because the following message will show up on your screen.

Thank You for Registering for one of our Tri-City Storm Soccer Programs!
This confirms your registration has been sent and will be processed shortly.
Filling out this form does not guarantee your registration. You are not officially registered until payments have been received.

Registration is now completed by age instead of grade.  This does not change who they will be playing with.  Kids will be placed on teams based on the school they attend, age (which is essentially their grade,) where you live, and requests made.  If your son or daughter has a summer birthday and you are concerned about their placement please make a note in the comment section of the registration form or email Betsy Olesen at tcstaff@tricitystorm.org.

If you would like more information about the Recreation Program please go to www.tricitystorm.org and look under the Recreation Tab on the home page.  We have information and registration detail for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer including dates, cost, and deadlines.

If you have any questions please contact Recreation Program Coordinator Betsy Olesen at (701) 205-1557 or email tcstaff@tricitystorm.org

Thank you,

Betsy Olesen