Newton, Ma. : Valeo FC Flash '04 dominates in the FC Delco Players Cup, crowned champions in the FC Delco Players Cup Tournament.
The FC Delco Players Cup is an elite level and a nationally sited tournament held in Pennsylvania. The cup has over 800 of the nations best teams representing leagues from NPL, ECNL, and the EDP.
Flash entered the FC Delco Players Cup with little expectations on how exactly they would finish based on their unfamiliarity with the teams from Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The competition was quite strong based on league play as their competition competes in the NPL and EDP leagues.
With a game plan to attack their opponents with 1 v 1 opportunities, control the possession play and maximize on 2 v 1 breakdowns, it proved dividends.
The Flash played their first game on Saturday with a big 7-1 win against FCUSA NJ 2004G NPL, with Maddie capping her first hat trick of the season.
The second match, Flash went up against KIRKWOOD KSC '04 BLUE and finished with a 4-0 win, where Eliza kept the game in check with a brilliant penalty kick save.
Flash moved onto Sunday with another double header. The first match was up against Freedom Fire who competes in the EDP league Freedom also entered this match undefeated in the bracket. Flash put Freedom away with a dominate 7-0 victory and strong a showing from Julia who notted her first hat trick of the season!
Flash moved onto the semi-finals with 1-0 win over Penn United Force who is a strong competitor in the EDP. Lydia scored the lone goal with a rocket from 25 yards out to make the difference and help move Flash onto the finals.
In the finals, Flash got the upper hand in a back and forth battle with RUSA who competes in the NPL with a 1-0 victory! Julia came up strong by finishing on a scrum in front of the goal on a corner kick. It was the lone goal of the game and Flash were marked champions in their first FC Delco Players Cup appearance. The Flash finished with a 5-0 record with 20 GF and 1 GAA.
The unsung heroes of the tournament were the midfielders who really made an impression with their 1 v 1 and possession style of play. The back line also did an excellent job moving the ball and switching the field keeping the opponents on their toes.
Congratulations ladies on a job well done and representing Valeo FC in such well rounded style of play and an absolute dominant performance.