This Columbus Day weekend Mercer FC teams U12 Celtic and U10 Leverkusen were represented in out of State competition in Maryland at the SAC Columbus Day Tournament.
Tournament Champions Celtic, continued their unbeaten record this season with impressive 5-0 wins on Saturday against Central Carrol Strikers and Starz Select both of Maryland. Sunday saw Celtic take on Tournament hosts SAC Blue turning in a 3-1 win, before facing SAC White in the final with a 2-1 win to be crowned tournament winners.
Our U10 Leverkusen in their first tournament together also went unbeaten over the weekend, recording a win and two ties to place them as semi finalists.
Mercer Spurs U14 Girls competed in the Gold bracket of the EDP Cup this Columbus weekend.
After wins against Hotspurs Elite (West Pennsylvania) and FC Long Island (New York East) on Saturday.
Sunday saw a difficult physical game against Beachside of Connecticut which the girls did well to tie, before eventually falling just short in the final suffering their first defeat of the season against Atletico Girls of NY.
The girls are back in action this weekend with an EDP game vs Staten Island, 3pm kick off at WWCP.
Congratulations to all of our participating summer team players!
Mercer FC entered 10 of its teams into summer 2015 tournament play with strong competition provided from all over the north east USA. In some of the brackets, our teams faced National Champions as well as routinely facing teams ranked within the top 50 Nationally. It was great to see that even under these conditions our teams still came out with good levels of success.
Great job guys, we look forward to seeing you all on pre-season in a couple of weeks!
Spurs Finalists in National Girls No. 1 Tournament
Mercer FC Spurs U13G - FC Stars of Mass
Mercer Spurs had a great weekend up at the number one Nationally ranked FC Stars of Mass tournament held in Boston, Massachusetts.
Spurs opened up group play with a spirited defensive display resulting in a 0-0 tie against the highly ranked World Class Academy from New York, followed up with a 1-0 win over NJ Crush, leaving us top of the table at close of play on Saturday night.
Sunday saw us matched up against the number 2 team in New Hampshire, Global Premier Soccer, the girls came out tough with a 2-1 win with goals from Kelli and Amanda seeing us safely into the final.
We then went on to contest a very close game in the final, where we played local club the Boston Breakers. Our girls dominated large passages of play but ended up narrowly losing 2-1 to a PK in the final 3 minutes of play. The girls played hard and got progressively better as the weekend went on, this sets us up nicely for our EDP league campaign.
Great job girls, looking forwards to a great season!
Mercer Magic Finish Strong to Win National Elite Womens Showcase
Mercer Magic at Natonal Elite Womens Soccer Showcase
Mercer Magic finished the season strong by winning the National Elite Womens Soccer Showcase. Playing against FC Westchester Academy (Won 5-0), HBC FCNY (won 5-0), Lake Grove Dynamite (tied 0-0) and closing out with a 4-0 win against TSF Academy capped an excellent weekend of soccer.
The win moves the girls up to number 5 in the State and 27th Nationally.
The girls ended the season losing only once in their last 10 games, to a team ranked in the top 10 in the country. After a tough transition to the highest ranked EDP flight the girls have adapted excellently as we look forward to the winter and spring seasons.