We had another great year at AC United.
During the 2014 fall season, the U11 Girls Maroon, in their first year with the club, went undefeated (9-0-1) to take first place in their division. The U12 Boys Maroon also continued their success by grabbing first place in their new division with a 6-1-3 record. Both of our U12 Girls teams placed second in their respective divisions with 5-2-3 (Maroon) and 7-1-2 (White) records.
After a slow start to the season settling for losses in the first two games, the U15 Boys Maroon turned up the heat with a 7-1 record in the last last 8 games. Five of the wins were "shut-outs" and the team went undefeated at home for the season.
Our girls emphasized strong defensive play with three of our teams finishing with an average of less than one goal against per game. Both of our U12 Girls teams and the U14 Girls Maroon allowed only 9 goals in a 10 game season.
In tournament play, all of our teams participated in the always competitive 23rd Annual Hunter Jack Walsh Memorial Tournament held mid season and some of our teams played in various other tournaments.
The U11 Boys Maroon kicked off the 2014 season with a first place finish at the 26th Annual Colleen Reilly Soccer Tournament in Horsham at the end of August. The Maroon boys went undefeated 3-0 in their bracket and allowed only one goal against. At mid season, the U12 Boys Maroon took the top spot (posting a 2-1-0 record) in the U12 Boys Silver division at Jack Walsh Memorial Tournament. After some great effort, two of our teams met heartbreak, just merely missing placement in two separate tournaments. The U11 Boys were back at it in November going 2-1-0 at the 2nd Annual CRUSA/FC Bucks Adidas Classic but just missed getting into the championship round by a three-way tie-breaker that was decided on goals against. The U15 Boys Maroon played in the 2014 Warrington City Classic over Thanksgiving and made it to the final with a 0-0 tie. They then lost in the shoot out by one goal. Even with the heartbreak, both teams showed poise and stood proud on their effort for the day.
U11 Boys Maroon kick off the season with a first place finish at
the 26th Annual Colleen Reilly Soccer Tournament in Horsham.
U12 Boys Maroon finish first in the U12 Boys Silver division
at the Jack Walsh Memorial Tournament.
This past winter our U11 Girls had a guest practice with Maddy Evans of the Boston Breakers of the Woman's Professional Soccer league. As a child, Maddy played at the Ardsley North Hills Athletic Association and played at Penn State before going pro.
Many of our teams also played indoor at YSC or SMG and are participating in the Rock Spring League. The U12 Girls Maroon team took first place in the U12 Division (Boards) at YSC, defeating 3 competitive teams (including a tight overtime victory against our own U12 Girls White) for the championship, on Tuesday, April 4, 2015.
And everyone is looking forward to another fun-filled 2015 season.