Winning a youth soccer tournament is always a rewarding outcome after many weeks of practice and preparation, but when that tournament is your hometown event it is extra special. That was the sentiment during a trophy ceremony on Monday afternoon when the Wolverines from Windsor CT were able to secure a tournament win at the annual Paul R Cody Columbus Day tournament hosted by the Windsor Soccer Club.
First year tournament Director, Ryan Pennant, commented that it “gives me great pleasure…great pleasure, to introduce the winners of this year U11 boys (under 11 years old) division as Windsor’s own Windsor Wolverines”. Coach Mark Lacafta said “the team has been steadily improving all year. We stress fundamentals and teamwork during practice and are seeing improvement in all our players”.
The Wolverines swept the tournament and capped off its 5-0 tournament record with a 1-0 win over the team representing Garden City NY. Lacafta added “the Garden City team was strong as were all of our opponents this weekend. We are grateful that the made the effort to support our tournament all the way from Long Island and we hope to see them again in the future”.
Windsor swept the series with a 5-0 record, scoring 12 goals and giving up just one (on a penalty kick) during the entire tournament as they faced teams from Suffield, Granby, Berlin and Portland CT.
The tournament came down to the last game against Garden City whose 3 wins and 1 tie put them in close second for Monday’s game. But demonstrating both skill and a lot of heart the Windsor team kept NY from scoring and won 1-0, becoming the first Windsor team to sweep this annual Windsor event in a great many years. The undefeated Wolverines are but three games away from clinching their division title, as well.