Today was a wonderful day of soccer across the board, not just for BORP Crushers and Earthquakes but the Hollister Free Wheelers and the San Jose Rockets. All the teams have clearly focused on their passing and teamwork and exciting, attacking end-to-end play was on display in every game. I didn’t want the day to end and can’t wait for our next games in June.
Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes and especially Chris Finn for hosting my Birthday Poker Slam ($1,000!) and organizing the big group “Happy Birthday to You” singing at the games. So far being 60 is pretty cool!
Free Wheelers 3 – Crushers 2
Goals: Jake Bath 1, Stanley Kuang 1
Assists: Milo Balcziunas 1
Earthquakes 7 – Rockets 1
Goals: Kendra Scalia 4, Brandon Johnson 1, Brian Larson 1, John Madigan 1
Assists: Johnson 4, Madigan 1, Scalia 1
Earthquakes 3 – Free Wheelers 0
Goals: Madigan 2, Scalia 1
Assists: Madigan 1, Scalia 1
Rockets 2 – Crushers 1
Goals: Balcziunas 1
In October/November 2013, the first ever international Powerchair Football tournament for national teams made up of players 18-and-under will take place in Paris.
Milo in traffic.
The United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA) will be sending a team to this event and I am delighted to report that 2 BORP players have been invited by the USPSA to submit applications to participate. These players are: BORP Crushers Jake Bath (13) and Milo Balcziunas (12).
Jake moving the ball.
The deadline for applications is April 23. The selection process after that time will be determined by the number of responses. Only 6 players will make the team.
Both Jake and Milo’s families have started on-line fundraising campaigns to support their potential participation.
Congratulations to the BORP Bay Earthquakes for an excellent showing in the Glendale Invitational on April 6-7!
The Earthquakes went 3-1-1 with wins over the Desert Outlaws, the Glendale Rough Riders and the Arizona Heat Elite. The loss (1-3) and the tie (1-1) were both against the SoCal Vaqueros.
The tournament showed that the Earthquakes are on track for a strong performance at the Premier Conference Cup in Minneapolis (June 21-23).
Thanks to all the families and friends who helped make this trip possible and supported the team at the event!
PS: Just added to the calendar:
Home tournament at James Kenney on June 1. No other details at this time.