Despite the cold and rain, our Phoenix boys were able to play their first BCSA League Game this past weekend at Eldridge Park. Phoenix broke through first on a low strike from Ronnie Harshbarger. Owen Juan added a first half hat-trick to put us up 4-1 at half. Corning United came out in the second half and took control. Despite a great affort from Devin Tennity, the Phoenix goalkeeper, Corning finished 4 goals in the second half to take the game 5-4. To be honest, I think Devin’s hands were so cold it made stopping the hard shots from Corning nearly impossible.
On any other warmer day, I believe the game would have ended up in our favor. We controlled the pace and shared the ball well. With continued hard work, this team will be able to achieve more positive results. Remember, we are a true U11 team playing in an u12 league. We may take some lumps, but the boys will improve at an accelerated rate because of it.
Owen Juan (3)