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Congratulations to the West Florida Flames U13 East Girls 01/02 Premier team for reaching the finals in the 2015 Champions cup and winning the 2015 Adidas Cup Championship. The girls reached the 2015 Champions cup finals by beating the then 9th ranked U13 Florida Rush team 1-0, winning against Florida Krush 1-0 and beating Ocala Stampede 1-0. Congratulations on finishing the season moving up to the 18th rank in the state. Congratulations team: from right to left bottom row- ( Jacqueline, Fran, Avery, Brooke, Ava, Brianna, Nathalie ), top row, ( Abigail, Alyssa, Maddie, Maddie K, Mackenzie, Nicole, Emma, Bailey, Katie, Alison and Coach Dale.
On March 14th, fifty one U15 Boys soccer teams began their quest for the ultimate title-State Cup Champions, tomorrow it ends. In the semifinal round, the WFF 99 Elite team beat OCYS 99/00 Purple in the 6th round of PKs after coming to a draw 1-1 after overtime.
Both teams played a spirited first half but the score remained tied at 0-0. OCYS drew first blood, breaking the tie on a PK resulting from a handling foul in the box by the Flames in the 68th minute. Facing a 12 minute deadline to the end of their season, the Flames went to work with a spirited assault on the OCYS goal. Eight minutes later on a clearing pass out of the box by the Flames’ Noah Abrams, Noah Kurtz advanced the ball with a header to Forward Jacob Reams, who gained a step on two defenders and deftly dodged the OCYS goalie to punch in the tying goal. The remainder of of regulation expired, and after two 15-minute overtimes the score remained 1-1.
The outcome of the match went to PKs, where OCYS gained the upper hand early with a nice block by the OCYS goalie on the Flames 2nd PK. Flames goalie Will Steck almost answered, partially blocking OCYS’ 2nd kick but the ball dribbled over the line before he could stop it. The fifth OCYS kick was a different story, as Will Steck deflected a rocket shot over the bar, resulting in a 4-4 tie after the initial round of PKs. In sudden death, Cody Murphy buried his PK to keep the pressure on OCYS. On the sixth shot for OCYS, Will Steck stuffed the shot for the win and was promptly buried under a dog pile of his ecstatic team mates. The WFF 99 Elite face the Coral Gables Toros 99/00 for the State Cup Title Sunday, May 17th at 10:30 am.
Congratulations to the U16 Boys led by Coach KC!!!!
The Boys won the prestigious Florida State Premier League (FSPL) and continued on to victory this weekend. They faced a tough opponent, U16 GOSA Boca Juniors, in the Florida Cup Finals last weekend and the match was forced into overtime. The boys fought hard and won with 2 to 0 result in overtime!
We are extremely proud of the boys as they will be representing Florida at the Nationals in Westfield, Indiana.
Well done boys and Good Luck at the Nationals in July.
2015 Adidas Cup U9 Girls Champions
The West Florida Flames U9 girls team coached by Fran Hernandez went 4-0 in the finals against the Clearwater Chargers to become the 2015 Adidas Cup champions. In tournament play the team was victorious against great opponents: Clearwater Chargers (3-2) Northport SC (3-1) and WFF West (4-2). Congratulations to the girls and Coach Fran.
The U9 East Boys Gold team became the champions of the Adidas Cup Club Challenge – U9 Boys Gold Group. Only allowing 2 goals in the group stage, they went on to the finals against Temple Terrace Spirit. After a hard fought game, the final score was 6-3. Good Luck to team as the head to the 2015 Champions Cup in two weeks.
GO Flames !!
The U11 East Select Boys coached by Kyle Simms became champions of U11 Blue group. Coming out of the group stage 3-0 and only conceding one goal. They were going into the final to face Greater Tampa Bay U11 Gold. The final was an intense and closely hard fought game. Our goalie, Adrian, came up big with a penalty save in the first half to keep the game 0-0. Dorian scored the only goal of the game, midway in the second half. This is an excellent cap off to a great season for the team. They were unranked going into this season. They are currently Florida Ranked 49 by GotSoccer. Within the last 15 games the team holds a record: 12-2-1 with 44 Goals For and 8 Goals Against 8 and 9 clean sheets. GO FLAMES!!