The last two weeks have really looked good for the Blau Weiss Gottschee Soccer Club, which took home key wins during league and tournament play in several divisions.
BW Gottschee Royal U8 team won a crucial game in their young soccer careers against Istria Met Oval on Saturday, June 1, at Con Edison Field. The score was 5-1 and goals were scored by Shane Lee (2), Devin Lekperic (2) and Dylan Gunning. The team is one win away from clinching the first place in the CJSL U8 C division.
BW Gottschee ’01 Blue entered the U11 eight-on-eight Pocono Cup during the Memorial Day weekend and played some really impressive soccer, going undefeated and securing the title.
In the first game, Gottschee took on the FC Pocono Fighters handily routing them 9-1. In the second game, the boys played their best game of the tournament, defeating New Jersey Dynamo NJD ’01 Messi 3-1. In the last game before the finals, Gottschee took on Keystone Athletic ’01 Boys Black from Pennsylvania and once again played really dominating soccer. Keystone’s goalie played brilliantly, only allowing 2 goals on over 15 shots, but Gottschee took the game 2-1. In the final Gottschee played Manhattan Kickers and took home the gold with a 4-1 win.
BWG 2000’s pre-academy team played a regional premier game against FC Dardania ’99s. The team won 6-0 and goals were scored by Diego Moran, Adem Vucetovic (2), Gerrard Rodman (2) and Elijah Kerr.
Having lost 2-1 to DUSC in league play two weeks ago, BW Gottschee U17 Blue was looking for revenge in the City Cup semifinals. Playing in sweltering heat on Randall’s Island, Gottschee took a first-half lead when Eric Alerte scored on a through ball from Byron Paucar.
However, DUSC evened things up early in the second half on a penalty awarded for a handball. A goal from Byron restored the lead, and then Carlos Rebelo added a third tally from the penalty spot.
Ian Ryding tapped in a cross from a corner kick to provide an insurance goal and the semifinal ended 4-1 in Gottschee’s favor. The win was a real team effort with Gottschee performing solidly on both offense and defense.