November 12 - Congratulations to the U13/14 Girls "Danger," coached by the husband and wife team of James Sullivan and Joan Smith, for their undefeated Fall 2011 season, winning the Red Division of the two-division league before entering the season’s final game against the Springfield Youth Club (SYC) Cobras, winners of the Blue Division, who were also unbeaten but once tied by another SYC squad. In a game every bit as exciting as you would expect based on their records, the SYC team fell behind early in the second half (giving up their first goal of the season) before coming back to even the game (with the BRYC squad giving up only its second goal of the season) in heart-stopping action.
In a game played for "bragging rights", both squads had a lot to be proud of as the game ended in a 1-1 draw. Check the U14 Girls League page for a more complete story and lots of photos to accompany the team photo at the right.
Meanwhile, in U16/19 Boys tournament action in the Suburban Friendship League, coach Mitch Peyser’s U16 Boys (below left) took first place in their division with a 2-1 win over North Virginia Soccer Club and a 1-0 win over Annandale in the finals. It took three tournament wins for Coach John Kelleher’s U19 Boys (below right) to claim the championship trophies in their division, beating Annandale 2-1, Chantilly 4-2, and upsetting a second team from Annandale in the finals, 1-0. League Director/Coach Greg Walsh’s team also went undefeated in tournament action, but a 3-1 win over Haymarket and 2-2 ties with two squads from Alexandria was only good enough for third place in the tournament after a very sucessful season. Congratulations to all.