Sunday, June 19, 2011

Montreal Soccer Tourney

Exploding POWER

Great weather, a funky hotel (Aloft), a new age soccer facility (Terra Cotta Park), and 16 girls going the entire tournament undefeated - all made for a great weekend in Pointe Claire, QC. The girls (and parents) all had a great team building experience and managed to further develop their game over the course of the 3 matches.

Emma and Ciera Coach Heather relieves some post game stress
Marking the throw-in Emma holds her ground

The first match was a 2-2 tie against Lakeshore followed by a 3-0 win in the afternoon over Lachine. After a late night and an early rise we managed to pull off yet another 3-0 win Sunday morning against Ahuntsic. Alas, it just wasn't quite enough as only one team was destined to advance out of the pool (Lakeshore) and they managed to score 3 more goals than us over the 3 games.

All matches took place on synthetic surfaces in a new facility in Terra Cotta Park, Pointe Claire (west side of Montreal). Three fields and three levels of government funding for a mere $4.5 million dollars. Jokes aside it was a pretty sweet playing surface though the pitch we were on was a little busy having been lined for soccer, lacrosse, football, and rugby. It would explain some of the missed offside calls that's for sure.

Anyhow, all in all we had a great time and we're already looking forward to the next away tournament in Kingston/Syracuse/Toronto.... yeah, it's gonna be a busy summer.

High fives


Michael said...

Hey, I've played soccer there (more than a few years ago).

Tripper said...

But was it artificial turf or real grass?

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