Congratulations to the U15-2004B Black team on being crowned CHAMPIONS of the 2019 SC Del Sol Desert Classic tournament this past weekend!
The team arrived in sunny Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, February 8th in the morning. After grabbing some lunch, the goal for the day was to hike to the top of Piestewa Peak mountain. The entire team made it to the top of the mountain to take in the breathtaking views of Phoenix from above!
On Saturday afternoon, the boys came out strong with 4 first half goals and won their first game of the tournament 4-2 against Arsenal Colorado Royal 04B (CO). In their second game of the day, the boys beat AZ Inferno 04B Black (AZ) 7-1 as the flood gates opened up in the second half with 5 goals after a close first half. With the two wins on Saturday, it put the U15 boys in the semi-finals as the #1 seed from Bracket A, which meant they played the #2 seed from Bracket B.
On Sunday morning in the semi-finals, the boys played FC United 04B Select Red (IL) and beat them 2-0 in a very physical match to put themselves into the championship game.
The championship game saw a rematch of the first game of the tournament with Arsenal Colorado Royal 04B (CO). The first half went 0-0 with Millennium SA 04B Black having a good amount of chances but couldn't find the opening goal. In the second half, the entire team put in a championship performance and scored 2 beautiful goals to put the game away and be crowned Champions of the tournament!
We are very happy with how the boys played over the weekend getting quality results against teams from the West Coast! You guys represented yourselves, the team, the club Millennium SA, Northwest Indiana and the State of Indiana in a positive way!