RICHMOND, Va. – DC Stoddert’s 2007 Blue Boys Travel Team won the Boys U14 Premier Bracket of the Jefferson Cup last weekend.
The team edged its way to the final in the highly competitive bracket by having the advantage in a tiebreaker to separate themselves from the three-way tie. The 07 Blue went 2-1-0 in group play, with a goal differential of 2.
Their first match was against local club, Richmond Kickers (Va.). The Boys Blue Metros topped Kickers 2-1. The second match came against Wake FC NPL (N.C.), who are currently ranked 8th in North Carolina.
Coach Mohamed Bennani’s team held Wake FC scoreless with a final score line of 3-0. In the final group stage match, DC Stoddert’s boys played another NPL team as they squared off against VSA (Va.) and were topped by the Haymarket-based club 0-2.
Through a complex tiebreaker scenario, DC Stoddert’s boys advanced to the final against Takoma Park SC Napoly (Md.). The Takoma Park side was unbeaten in the group stage posting a record of 3-0-0. In the final DC Stoddert’s 07 Boys won comfortably with a score of 6-0.
“This is a good win for the boys,” said Coach Mohamed. “They were determined and showed a lot of resilience to bring home the trophy.”
DC Stoddert’s pre-season tournaments will continue with the Boys Alexandria Spring Kickoff, and the Girls Jefferson Cup this weekend.