Results of the annual SMSEF Interscholastic Soccer Tournament

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BELVEDERE, Sint Maarten  (May 23, 2015) Johan Cruijff Court in Belvedere, Today the finals and consolation finals were played in the 7+Under and 9+Under age group categories. The finalists played for first and second place. The consolation finalists played for third and fourth place. The games were played in between the Champions League games that were played during the day as part of the One-Day Champions League competition. The day closed with the Champions League final.

Category 7+U Consolation Final

Sr. Regina vs Sr. Magda Rockstars: result 6 – 2 (at halftime 1 – 2)

Goal scorers Sr. Regina: Wilenda Gourdet and Jefferson Lycklama ā Nijeholt with 3 goals. Nalu Boere made an assist.

Goal scorers Sr. Magda: Yannick Mingo and Jeremiah Telemacque both scored 1 goal. Owen Christian made an assist.

The game was close in the first half and Sr. Magda Rockstars had the upper hand going into the break. Sr. Regina stepped up their game in the second half and left the field victorious. As a result Sr. Regina is the third place winner in the 7+Under age group category. Sr. Magda Rockstars finished in fourth place.

IMG_5277-001Category 7+U Final

Learning Unlimited Hotshots vs Leonald Connor: result 3 – 0 (at halftime 0 – 0)

Goal scorers Learning Unlimited Hotshots: Ajani Blake with 2 goals and Leone Marshall with 1 goal.

The first half was a nail biter. Neither team was able to score but they created plenty of opportunities. In the second half Learning Unlimited Hotshots lived up to their reputation and quickly took the lead. Two more goals ensured the championship. Learning Unlimited Hotshots finished in first place and Leonald Connor finished, well deserved, in second place.

Category 9+U Consolation Final

Learning Unlimited vs Sr. Magda Energetics: result 3 – 2 (at halftime 2 – 1)

Goal scorers Learning Unlimted: Ghassan Yousef, Connor Schripps Ewing and Malachi Martis each scored 1 goal.

Goal scorers Sr. Magda Energetics: Orwin Richardson and Safin Basir each scored 1 goal.

After a close first half Learning Unlimited went into the break with a one goal lead. The team managed to hold on to the lead in the second half in order to win the game. Sr. Magda Energetics gave it their all, but they were unable to put the equalizer between the posts. Learning Unlimited finished in third place. Sr. Magda Energetics finished in fourth place.

Category 9+U Final

Combine Silly Shooters vs Sr. Magda Athletics: result 3 – 1 (at halftime 0 – 1)

Goal scorers Combine Silly Shooters: Quincy Busby scored 2 goals and Xabel Dias scored 1 goal. Lucas Disch made an assist.

Goal scorer Sr. Magda Athletics: Gianni Fer scored 1 goal after an assist by Amani Vanterpool.

Sr. Magda Athletics was leading at the halftime with as score of 0 – 1. This was not due to lack of trying by the Silly Shooters, but due to great goal keeping by Sr. Magda’s keeper Keith Gittens. In the second half the Silly Shooters were able to out play the Sr. Magda defense in order to come back in the game. Continuing with the same offensive strategy they were able to score two more to secure the championship. Combine Silly Shooters finished in first place. Sr. Magda Athletics, which was undefeated in their first round and consecutive pool play, finished in second place.

Champions League

Five schools registered to participate in the One-Day Champions League competition and to show case their school talents in the 12+Under age group category. Each team played each other to determine who would make it to the final and consolation finale. The results of the day were as followed:

 

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Sr. Magda   Learning Unlimited 2 – 4
Sr. Regina   Leonald Connor 1 – 4
Learning Unlimited   Dr. Martin Luther King 9 – 2
Sr. Regina   Dr. Martin Luther King 6 – 3
Learning Unlimited   Leonald Connor 0 – 5
Sr. Magda   Dr. Martin Luther King 2 – 5
Sr. Magda   Leonald Connor 3 – 4
Learning Unlimited   Sr. Regina 1 – 4
Leonald Connor   Dr. Martin Luther King 5 – 2
Sr. Magda   Sr. Regina 2 – 2

 

The standings before the final were as followed:

  1. Leonald Connor 12 points (+12)
  2. Regina   6 points (+3)
  3. Learning Unlimited   6 points (+1)
  4. Martin Luther King   3 points (-10)
  5. Magda   1 point (-6)

 

IMG_5287-001Learning Unlimited will play versus Dr. Martin Luther King in the Champions League consolation final on May 30, 2015.

Champions League Final

Leonald Connor vs Sr. Regina: result 5 – 1 (at halftime 4 – 0)

Goal scorers Leonald Connor: Gamy Charles scored 3 goals, Durvane Solomon and Tyrese Whyte each scored 1 goal

Goal scorer Sr. Regina: result Reshawn Eustase with 1 goal.

Leonald Connor reaffirmed to be the strongest team in the Champions League this year by remaining undefeated in the final. Sr. Regina tried to regroup in the second half of the game, however the goal difference resulting from the first half was too big to overcome. Leonald Connor are the 2015 Champions League winners.

On Saturday, May 30, the finals and consolation finals will be played in the 11+Under, 13+Under, Girls 13+Under and Champions League categories followed by the award ceremony for all participating categories at the Johan Cruijff Court in Belvedere. At the award ceremony prizes will be handed out to the top finishers, the most-disciplined team, the best goalkeeper, the MVP (most valuable player) and the top Goal-getter in each category. The award ceremony is scheduled to start at 1:45 p.m.