24th Annual Poughkeepsie Columbus Weekend Tournament
year’s annual tournament of 85 youth soccer teams from ages under 9 through
under 14 was held the weekend of October 6th and 7th, 2012
at Greenvale Park, in the Town of Poughkeepsie.
Threatening weather held off and there were just a few sprinkles in the
afternoon each day instead of the predicted rain. 44 boys teams played on Saturday, October 6th,
and 41 Girls teams played on Sunday October 7th. There were teams from as far North as
Syracuse and Binghamton, as far East as Dix Hills, Mastic and Terryville on
Long Island, from across the Hudson from Wallkill, Monroe and Clarkstown, and
from Connecticut: New Fairfield, Ridgefield, and Central Connecticut. There were teams from the South as the Bronx,
Westchester and Putnam. On Saturday our
congresswoman, Nan Hayworth, and our Town of Poughkeepsie Supervisor, Todd
Tancredi, visited the fields. It was a
wonderful two days for the players.
Boys Results, Saturday October 6th
Boys under 9
The Monroe Wolverines took first place with 4 wins and a tie, and Wallkill took second with the same record, the tie breaker being that Monroe had more shutouts. The Poughkeepsie Incinerators, Beacon Bullets, Hyde Park Tornadoes and the Bronx Hawks also played in this division.
Boys Under 10
The Beacon Burn with a 4-0-1 record was runner up to first place White Plains Chelsea who won all five 5 games. The Poughkeepsie Fireballs and inferno, the Ridgefield Revolution and Colts, the Yorktown Sting and the FC Somers Titans also competed in this division.
Boys Under 11
The Bronx Eagles won all their games to finish in first place ahead of the White Plains Arsenal. The Poughkeepsie Firecrackers, Mahopac sharks and New Rochelle Sharks also played in this division.
Boys Under 12 Blue
The White Plains Strikers bested the Chappaqua Striker in head to head competition, that game being the tie breaker as both teams had 4-0-1 records. Also in the under 12 blue group were the Poughkeepsie Dynamite, Beacon Blaze, Ridgefield Black and Dix Hills, from Long Island.
Boys Under 12 Gold
Asphalt Green from New York took first place over the Southern Ulster Pumas In this group. The Hota Bavarians from Long Island, the Hyde Park Cosmos, and Ridgefield also played Under 12.
Boys Under 13
Ridgefield Black took First with a record of 4-0-1, with four shutouts, while the Woodcrest Warriors came in second with the same record, but had only 3 shutouts.
teams in this group included the Poughkeepsie Burn, the Hyde Park Storm,
Ridgefield Orange, White Plains Milan, the
Boys Under 14
White Plains Panthers went undefeated to take first ahead of the Shrub Oak Red
Bulls won 3 games. The Poughkeepsie
Fire, Danbury, Asphalt Green and
Girls Results, Sunday October 7th
Girls Under 10 Green
The Southbury Bulldogs (5-0-1) took first ahead of the Ridgefield Freedom (4-0-1).The Poughkeepsie Firefighters, the Monroe United Magic, and the WAYS (Watertown) Hawks and Hurricanes also competed.
Girls Under 10 Yellow
Westport Blue took first going undefeated. Second Place went to the FC Somers Lady Cougars. Also competing were the Brewster United, FC Somers Lady Striker and the Rye Raiders.
Girls Under 11
The Greater Binghamton Soccer Association (GBSA) girls U11 went undefeated to take first place, just ahead of the Beacon Crush (3-1-1). The Mahopac Panthers, Ridgefield White, FC Somers Strikers, and the WAYS (Watertown) Wolves where in this group.
Girls Under 12 Green
The Lagrange Phoenix went 4-1-0, with all shutouts to win this division. The Port Chester Persian Cats came in second. The FC Somers Cheetahs, the Phillipstown Eagles and the Watertown Wildfire also competed.
Girls Under 12 Red
The Syracuse Revolution took first over the Westchester Soccer Club. Also in this group were te Poughkeepsie Phoenix, FC Clarkstoen Charles and the Shrub Oak Athletic Club.
Girls Under 13
The Poughkeepsie Wildfire took second place, being bested by Terryville (Long Island). The East Fishkill Fire, the Yorktown Tsunami, The Mahopac Thunderhawks Ridgefield Orange, and FC Clarkstown were also in this group.
Girls Under 14
The Poughkeepsie Bluedragons took first, going undefeated and un-scored upon record of 3-2-0, having one more shutout and besting Central Connecticut Extreme who had the same record. Other competitors in this group included the Carmel Rockets, the Brookfield Wildcats, Westbur, Westbury Ct, New Fairfield and Clarkstown.