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Coach Zana’s U19 Region Cup Boys Team competed in the Palm Coast Lotto Tournament
came second in the tournament after losing in a PK shoot out in the finals.
1st game vs FC United state cup U18 2-1
2nd game vs Jacksonville United U19 state cup 1-0
3rd game FC United U19 state cup 1-0
Finals vs FC United state cup U18 1-1 (0-3 penalties)
Coach Flores U 12 boys competed in the Tampa Tournament
Deltona (6-1-2) Defeats FC Tampa Valdes 9-0
Deltona opened the weekend with a 9-0 romp over FC Tamps Valdes. Fuentes opened the scoring with a quick solo effort goal. The score remains 1-0 at the first water break. Mayr fed Fuentes a ball from the right midfield to a charging Bebe you delivered a second goal to make it 2-0 going into half.
The flood gates opened with a third goal from a solo effort from Alejo early into the second half, after which the opposition began to fall apart. Flores delivers Fuentes a pass from the defense resulting in a 4-0 strike. Fuentes slid a ball through the defense to Lauren who drilled a shot before being summersalted to make it 5-0. Delgato took it to 6-0 with a Beckam upper right corner free kick from just outside the box. He quickly followed it up charging straight down the middle to rifle another shot to make it 7-0. (He missed a hatrick by a whisker striking the crossbar only to have it bounce down and out.) Cole added number 8-0, which would normally result in a mercy rule early finish with 7 minutes remaining in the tournament. Britenstein closed out the scoring to make it 9-0 on a follow-up.
Deltona (6-2-2) Loses to Pinecrest 2-5
Ranked 3rd in the State, this represented our first true test. Riding the earlier 9-0 romp, we came out looking for a continued offensive ralley, only to be caught too far up and quickly giving up a 2-0 lead at the hands of a fast aggressive forward allowed to go one and one with our defensive back without cover. Forced to watch an ugly display of poor sportsmanship following each goal. The game devolved into a physical battle, pushing, shoving, and tackles the responded like Ram’s butting heads or NFL hits. No one was to leave the field without a bruise or contusion, as the refs “allowed them to play.” (Even the sideline judges were openly questioning why calls were not being made).
Once adjusted, the team valiantly battled back. Kutsko took a pass on the right wing, put on a burst of speed to outrun converging backs, targeted the near post, and tucked a shot low just inside the near post to get us back on the board 2-1. Mayr tied the game 2-2 launching a rocket to the far side net from the right side of the goal just into the box, off a Fuentes pass. Tied 2-2, the opposition team began to fall apart as they argued amongst themselves.
Unfortunately, another fast break resulted in a 3-2 opposition lead, that would build to 5-2 as Deltona through efforts forward to re-tie the game.
An exceptional battle, and a valiant effort to battle back to 2-2. We leave the field looking forward to the day we meet again.
Deltona (7-2-2) Defeats FC Tampa North 4-1
Sunday morning found us facing another State ranked top 5 team, who had just lost 2-1 to our prior opponent the day before. But this day, we came out strong, quickly building a 3-0 lead as Fuentes struck early. Figueroa followed-up on Flores direct kick after a foul on Mayr just outside the box, took it to 2-0. Fuentes added a third taking it 3-0.
The second half proved a closer game as they fought back, and three games began to take a fitness toll. A Lose player tapped in an opposition goal, before Alejo buried a deflected ball to expand the lead to 4-1 in the second half.
Despite have a substantial goal differential advantage, a shutout, and the same record as Pinecrest (who lost to FC Tampa 5-1 on Sunday), Deltona tied on points, but lost on the tie breaker having lost the head-to-head with Pinecrest, failed to make it the tournament final for the first time in 5 tournaments.