In their first year of the State Cup competition, our boys made it to the VYSA round of 8 before losing to Alexandria in northern Virginia.
In CCL league play, U12B Apprentice finished a respectable fifth (tied with Beach FC) with a 9-4-3 (W-L-T) record and 30 points. SYA won the age group with 39 points. However, the top 5 finish contributed to SOCA winning the overall CCL Club title for boys and girls combined.
The FC Delco Cup tournament at the end of the Spring season saw the team putting together exciting, high effort play. They won their bracket with a 3-0 record, including a breathtaking, come from behind victory over a very good New Jersey team. SOCA was down 4-1 with only about 15 minutes to play. The last three goals came in the last 5 minutes to pull out the 5-4 win. In the semifinals, the ball just didn’t bounce their way and they lost 2-1 to another Virginia team (Braddock Road).
We thank Coach Matt and Andy Wilson for shepherding the boys through the season and look forward to another year under their leadership.