At the 2011 Jefferson Cup in Richmond VA, the U16 NJ Stallions Boys finish with 2 wins and 1 loss at the top college showcase event of 2011. Over three games, against top quality boys’ teams from Ohio, New York and Massachussets, the U16 Stallions Boys were on top of their game, kicking off the Spring 2011 Club season in strong fashion.
Against Team Ohio FC Sparta, the Stallions boys earned a 3-0 shutout, followed by a 2-0 shutout win versus Quickstrike FC 95’s, and finally playing an evenly matched game in a loss against NEFC U16 Eagles, the #1 ranked U16 boys team from Massachussetts. Overall, Coach Kobie Johnson, was extremely pleased with the performances from all the players on the roster, including play from new faces to the team. “Our ball movement, possession play, and speed of play was excellent. Our new players showed well and stepped up. I was happy for Dylan, one of our new guys, who scored against his old team!”
Players of note include Mike Taranto, Greg Siefert, Nicky Hroncich, and Sebastian Siclari. New players also of note include, Lucas Rocha, Dylan Flanders and Kyler Raia. Coach Johnson said of the weekend in Virginia, “We were the stronger side in all the matches. In the third game against NEFC Eagles, it was evenly played effort wise, but I still feel we had the edge outplaying them in the technical department. We outshot them too, and even in the loss, the players played the game and earned themselves opportunities. It would have been nice to come out on top in that one, but in spite of the score, I was very happy with their play. It’s a great way to kickoff our spring.”
Next up for the Stallions U16s will be the Ironbound Event on March 19th/ 20th. Good luck boys!