Orange Classic U16 Tournament Report


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Published Wednesday, January 06, 2010


U16G Orange Classic 2009 Tournament Report

Orange Classic 2009 is a tournament that I will remember for a long time, thanks to 10 very proud and resilient young girls. They didn't know the word quit and they didn't have it in them. Although, they saw the act firsthand when a teammate abandoned ship the day before the first game, they rallied around each other with a no surrender attitude. The morning leading to the first game, I knew looking at their faces that they were going to do great. I saw trust and confidence in their eyes. I would bet on them and I made sure to let them know that. The fact that they were only 10 players from 4 different countries (USA, Canada, Cayman Islands and Norway) did not matter because they blended themselves into one “Omega Select” and pulling in the same direction toward success.

 

Match Report Cards

12/27/2009

Starting the game with one player down against a very good offensive Clearwater Chargers team, Omega Select played a well organize and disciplined defensive game. The tactic from the Omega Select side seemed simple: Let Clearwater do most of the possession but counterattacking them quickly by exploiting mostly the left side of Clearwater defense where speedy Select forward F. Farella was very lively and dangerous. F. Farella came close on two occasions to open the score by beating two or three defenders but only to have her shot blocked by another defender.

 

Halftime was 1-0 Clearwater, thanks to the brilliance of the Omega Select keeper, Oehler who made several key saves to keep Omega's hope of a good result alive. However, the play of the defensive line, Lamar, Myers, Barnett and M. Farella, was crucial because they did not give any close range opportunities and played robust against the Clearwater good frontline. In the second half, the midfielders (Klinsky, Scime and McMichael) came out smoking and were dominant most of the time. As the result, Omega Select evened the possession battle and created many scoring chances. Midway through the second half, from a McMichael pass, Johansen created the Select  first opportunity by slaloming around four Clearwater defenders to go one on one with their keeper. Unfortunately, cumulating fatigue and over anxiousness of Johansen resulted on a weak left footed shot by her, easily saved by the Clearwater keeper. Even though Clearwater kept on subbing from their loaded bench, Omega Select's 10 players actually seemed more energetic and kept on attacking. The Select effort paid off when F. Farella was fouled 10 yards behind the 18, resulting in a direct free kick, that Barnett buried in the top corner of the goal frame. The well taking long range shot left no chance to the Clearwater keeper. At 1-1, the Clearwater coach changed his formation and moved a couple of players around. The changes seemed to revitalize the Clearwater side. Now, both sides were attacking relentlessly with more of the danger coming from Clearwater. Again and again, the Select defense and Oehler was put under pressure. They bent, but never cracked. The entire team applied themselves and showed great fighting spirit to keep the score even. The last 5 minutes of the game was very exciting.  After hitting the Select Crossbar, Clearwater almost paid for the missed opportunity. In the ensuing counterattack, Klinsky with some great dribbling and a good give and go with Farella could of scored the Select go ahead goal, but her well place shot was deflected for a corner by the Clearwater keeper…Final score 1-1.

After the game, parents from other teams came to our parents and said they wished their daughters could play with Omega Select. They could appreciate what the girls just did…

 

Girls U16 Showcase III

Game

Time

Home Team

 

Away Team

 

Location

Bracket 2

#326 

6:30 PM

CLEARWATER CHARGERS (FL)

1

OMEGA SC OMEGA SELECT BLACK (KS)

1

Vista Park #2

 

Omega SC Select Black U16G

(M. Oehler - G. Lamar - M. Myers - M. Farella - F. Farella - S. Barnett - E. McMichael - B. Klinsky - T. Johansen - S. Scime);

 

Goals: Barnett (1) Free kick from 25 yards

Assists: (0)

Half: Omega Select 0-1

Final: Omega Select 1-1 T

Two Stars: Offensive (the entire team) - Defensive (the entire team)

Honorable mention: To the best cheerleaders of the world, the parents.

  

12/28/2009

Girls U16 Showcase III

Game

Time

Home Team

 

Away Team

 

Location

Bracket 2

#333 

2:00 PM

OMEGA SC OMEGA SELECT BLACK (KS)

1

WESTON FC 93/94 NIKE (FL)

1

Vista Park #4

 

Omega SC Select Black U16G

(M. Oehler - G. Lamar - M. Myers - M. Farella - F. Farella - S. Barnett - E. McMichael - B. Klinsky - T. Johansen - S. Scime) - Payne M.

Young B.

Goals: Barnett (1) Free kick from 30 yards

Assists: (0)

Half: Omega Select 1-0

Final: Omega Select 1-1 T

Two Stars: Offensive (the entire team) - Defensive (the entire team)

Honorable mention: To the best cheerleaders of the world, the parents.

 

12/29/2009

Girls U16 Showcase III

Game

Time

Home Team

 

Away Team

 

Location

Bracket 2

#344 

9:30 AM

MIAMI PREMIER 93/94 (FL)

0

OMEGA SC OMEGA SELECT BLACK (KS)

0

Weston Park #2

 

 

Omega SC Select Black U16G

(M. Oehler - G. Lamar - M. Myers - M. Farella - F. Farella - S. Barnett - E. McMichael - Young B. - T. Johansen - S. Scime) - Payne M.

 

Goals: (0)

Assists: (0)

Half: Omega Select 0-0

Final: Omega Select 0-0 T

Two Stars: Offensive (the entire team) - Defensive (the entire team)

Honorable mention: To the best cheerleaders of the world, the parents.

 

12/30/2009

Girls U16 Showcase III

Game

Time

Home Team

 

Away Team

 

Location

Bracket 2

#352 

12:30 PM

ISLAND COAST SOCCER ALLIANCE ICSA BLACK (FL)

1

OMEGA SC OMEGA SELECT BLACK (KS)

0

Central Park #3

 

 

Omega SC Select Black U16G

(M. Oehler - G. Lamar - M. Myers - M. Farella - F. Farella - S. Barnett - E. McMichael - Young B. - T. Johansen - S. Scime) - Payne M.

 

Goals: (0)

Assists: (0)

Half: Omega Select 0-0

Final: Omega Select 0-1 L

Two Stars: Offensive (the entire team) - Defensive (the entire team)

Honorable mention: To the best cheerleaders of the world, the parents.

 



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