Rus­sell Rai­ders win gold

Le Reflet (The News) - - LA UNE - ALEXIA MAR­SILLO alexia.mar­sillo@eap.on.ca

They went from ha­ving no team to ha­ving the win­ning team! The Rus­sell Rai­ders U-13/U-14 boys’ soc­cer team brought home the gold me­dal from the Am­bas­sa­dor Cup tour­na­ment in King­ston, On­ta­rio, last wee­kend, on Ju­ly 22 and 23.

At the be­gin­ning of the soc­cer sea­son, it was loo­king like it was not going to be pos­sible to create a com­pe­ti­tive boys’ soc­cer team for this age group due to a lack of players and no coach. Ho­we­ver, af­ter much ef­fort, The Rus­sell Rai­ders ma­na­ged to scrounge to­ge­ther a full team of 18 boys, an as­sis­tant coach and a head coach – and it was a win­ning team at that.

The Rai­ders de­fea­ted teams from Ha­mil­ton, King­ston and Wool­wich to make it to the se­mi-fi­nals at the an­nual Am­bas­sa­dor Cup com­pe­ti­tive tour­na­ment in King­ston. The team then went on to de­feat Quinte to ad­vance to the fi­nals. In a ve­ry even­ly mat­ched, tied 1-1 fi­nal, the Rus­sell Rai­ders rose to vic­to­ry in a 3-1 shoo­tout vic­to­ry.

—pho­to four­nie

L’équipe de soc­cer les Rus­sell Rai­ders, des gar­çons de 13 et 14 ans, ont rem­por­té la mé­daille d’or lors du tour­noi de la Coupe Am­bas­sa­dor à King­ston On­ta­rio, la fin de se­maine du 22 et 23 juillet. Ci-des­sus, on re­con­naît le gar­dien de but Liam Roy et Da­mian Streng, as­sis par terre. Dans la pre­mière ran­gée, on re­con­nait, Fe­lix Saint-Louis, Kyle La­berge, Alexandre Bis­sio­nette, Josh Ro­ger, Sam Le­vesque et Na­than Du­ro­cher. Dans la deuxième ran­gée, Ga­briel Gré­goire, Ga­vin Vei­notte, Ja­son An­der­son, Zach Mat­thews, Tan­ner Smith, l’as­sis­tant coach Guy Masse et le coach Paul Me­len­horst. À l’ar­rière, Ai­dan Me­len­horst, Jon­ny Cos­tan­zi, Mike Char­le­bois, Tris­tan Masse et Ry­ley McC­lain.

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