B97 Green are Semi-Finalists in CalSouth National Cup Competition!
The Rancho Santa Fe Attack B97 Green (Under 15) played in San Juan Capistrano in the semi-finals of the National Cup on Saturday, May 18th. They were defeated 2-1, but they played an incredible game against the reigning National Champions from 2012.
Each year the best teams from the Southern California region play in the CalSouth National Cup Tournament. This year 65 teams from Santa Barbara, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego were invited to play over 5 weekends to determine the best of the best. The winners represent Region 4, which is arguably the best in the country. The winners will go on to play in Hawaii against other western regions in June.
The Rancho Santa Fe team has been playing great football, going undefeated in their last six matches and Champions of their last tournament played in Las Vegas. On Saturday they played against Santa Barbara Football Club, the reigning National champions. Santa Barbara defeated all of the teams across the regionals to win the National Tournament in South Carolina in 2012. Last year they faced RSF Attack in the quarter finals and defeated them in the final minute of play. They are currently ranked number one in the nation.
Great Job Attack!
B97 Green Win Top Flight in Vegas Players College Showcase!
With Coach Nate Hetherington at the helm, the Attack B97 Green team won the top flight in the Vegas Players Showcase on March 17th. The boys defeated teams from Oregon, Arizona, Hawaii and southern California to take home the championship from this prestigious tournament. The boys scored 9 goals throughout the tournament and only allowed 2 goals to be scored against them.
B04 Green are Champions at the San Diego Presidents Cup 2013
The RSF Attack B04 Green (Under 8) team coached by Warren Jacobs swept the competition at the 2013 San Diego Presidents Cup, Boys Under 9B Bronze. The boys scored 19 unanswered goals throughout the tournament to emerge as the champions.
G00 Green are Vegas Cup Finalists!
Congratulations to Coach Shawn Beyer and the G00 Green team who were finalists in the Vegas Cup.
2012 was a awesome year for Attack with many of our teams finishing the season as Champion or Runner-Up in their division. Congratulations to the following teams:
BU9 Green – Green Central 2
BU10 White - Presidio Cup
BU14 Green – SCDSL Flight 2
GU15 Green – Premier
GU16 White – SCDSL Flight 2 __________________________________________________
B03 Green are Presidio Champions!
The B03 Green team were crowned Presidio League Champions for the Green Central 2 division. They finished the season with a 9-2-1 record with 45 goals for and only 13 goals against. Congratulations to Coach Paul Dougherty and his team for their awesome season!
B02 White Team are Presidio Cup Winners!
The B02 White team won their Presidio Cup bracket in an exciting Finals game where the team came from behind with 5 minutes left to score 3 goals to win the title. Congratulations to Coach Jase Scarvaci and his team for this stunning victory!
Girls U12 Green Team are Vegas Cup Winners!
Congratulations to Coach Nate Hetherington and his GU12 Green team for winning the Vegas Cup! In total they played 5 games and scored 14 goals while only allowing 4 goals against the whole tournament. They beat FRAM in the finals 2-1.
Boys U18 Green Team are Nomads Tournament Champions!
Congratulations to Coach Malcolm Tovey and his Boys U-18 Green team for winning the Nomads Annual Thanksgiving Tournament. There were 32 teams in the U-18 Division, and the boys earned their ways to the finals by winning their bracket, which included the Blackhawks from Scottsdale, AZ, the Antelope Valley Futbol Club, and the Utah Soccer Alliance. After both quarterfinal and semifinal wins, they advanced to the Championship game, facing tough competition in the Chula Vista Aztecs Premier team. It was a hard-fought, exciting game which ended in a 2-2 tie in regulation play. However, the RSF Attack team claimed victory by scoring a goal with only eight minutes remaining in double overtime, posting a final score of 3-2. Coach Malcolm Tovey and his U-18 Boys are to be congratulated for an incredible display of teamwork, skilled play, and outstanding sportsmanship. What a great way to end the Presidio League season! Go Attack!
Back row: Dylan Saffer, Scott LaBeau, Michael Quirch, Jeff Ernst, Coach Malcolm Tovey, Uri Bialostozky, Jan Bernard, Quentin Brillantes, Adam Dolan, Alan Martinez.
Front row: Luis Camacho, Seth Johnson, Sean Blake, Bobby Pousti, Reed Brown, Jacques Bialostozky, Luis Soto, Alex Mejia, Brandon Flores. Not pictured: Jared Weinstein
U17 Girls Go To Gothia Cup
The journey began with “Carmageddon” as the RSF GU17 White team raced to beat the closure of the 405 freeway on July 15th, traveling from LAX to finally alight in Gothenburg, Sweden for the largest international youth soccer tournament in the world. This year, over 1500 teams representing 73 nations competed in the Gothia Cup- nearly 100 teams in the G17 category alone. The RSF team represented the USA proudly, attending the opening ceremonies wearing Attack green warm-ups and waving American flags. It was an awe inspiring event which primed the girls for the upcoming matches.
The following days of group play brought some tough competition from a draw of three Swedish teams hailing from Hällby/Kvicksund, Ljungby and Stockholm. The competition was extremely physical at times and the RSF team adjusted quickly to the European style of soccer. Under the superb coaching of Nate Heatherington, the girls focused and played well, ending the initial round with a record of 1-1-1, posting a 3-0 win against Hallby and a 0-0 tie with Ljungby. Their only loss (1-3) was a valiant effort against the very strong Hammerby IF DFF team out of Stockholm. Their record earned a second place spot within the group and an opportunity to move into the top bracket for the playoffs. Go Attack!
During the playoffs versus a fourth Swedish opponent (Vadstena GoIF), the Attack team displayed a “never give up” attitude, fighting back from a halftime 0-3 deficit to bring the score to 2-3 within minutes of the second half ending. Gaining momentum, they attempted several near misses for the equalizing goal before the final whistle blew. Though disappointed with the eventual loss, the tight band of girls that comprise the GU17 White were proud of their team’s accomplishments, and were appreciative to have learned so much while competing against some of the finest soccer clubs in the world.
They made friends throughout the journey, on and off the field. Each and every team member will tell you that participating in the Gothia Cup was an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.