WV Teams take Gold at Poppy Jasper

Three WV teams kicked off the Spring season with gold at the 2014 Poppy Jasper tournament: WV Strikers 00G White, WV Revolution 99G Red, and WV Pumas 97B all won their respective brackets.

Two West Valley YSL teams finished strong in second place: WV United 01G White and WV Silver Lightning 99B.

poppy jasper cup winnersThe WV Pumas 97B won the U16B top gold level bracket of the 2014 Poppy Jasper Cup. The boys fought through a tough bracket, drawing with Mt. Hamilton Arsenal 0-0, defeating Tiburon Sharks 3-1, then drawing with Alum Rock La Piedad 0-0 which got them to the final game, a rematch with familiar foes Mt. Hamilton Arsenal – which the Pumas won in dramatic fashion scoring with no more than 5 minutes left to take the title 1-0.   Way to go Pumas!

20140323_162530Not letting the boys have all the fun, the WV Revolution 99G Red won the U14G top bracket while the WV Strikers 00G White team won their bracket too.  Despite playing with only 11 or 12 players per game, and  against some strong competition from two Nevada teams, Revolution Red came through the tournament with one tie and 3 wins.   The Strikers 00G White team had a similar record.

Both WV United 01G White and WV Silver Lightning 99B played well throughout the tournament, but just missed the championship by one goal in a pair of exciting matches.

Well done, West Valley teams!

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