In recent years a number of BRYC’s older age groups have begun to play in "Friendship Leagues" against opponents not just from BRYC but also from nearby leagues including Burke, Springfield, Vienna, FPYC, and SYA. The very first such league, that set the standard for sportsmanship and great play for all those that have followed, was the U13/14 Girls.
This season, four BRYC teams competed against nine teams from the much larger Springfield (SYC) and two from the smaller Burke (BAC) clubs, splitting the girls into two divisions during the first seven games, with the leaders of the two divisions playing each other in the final week of the season for championship bragging rights. Despite a 0-0 tie in the final game, the BRYC team, called the Landsharks, coached by Jon Gant, assisted by Gio Giunca, proudly claimed those rights after recording a record of 7-0-1 and not allowing a single goal against in the final seven games of the season, while scoring 20 of their own. Two of the seven were 1-0 nail-biters, but the girls prevailed each time until the final game when they settled for a well earned 0-0 draw against a team from Springfield who finished their season undefeated as well, with a record of 5-0-3.
Congratulations to the two coaches and to the girls on their great season.