October 12, 2015 — The Blue Demons headed to the Jersey shore over the Columbus Day weekend to play in the George Pratt Memorial Tournament, and to have some fun.
The boys got things going right away on Saturday morning with a dominating 4-0 victory over the Stafford SC Sharks. The boys scored early and controlled the match throughout. Next up was the highly regarded V. Erzbebirge Team Klinsmann. In a very tough and competitive match, the teams remained scoreless until VE scored on a PK in the 51st minute. With the Demons pressing for the equalizer, Klinsmann tallied a late goal to take the match 2-0.
With soccer behind them for the day, the boys and their parents met back at their beachfront hotel for a team party complete with pizza, snacks, swimming in the heated pool, and football on the beach. This was followed by a journey up to the boardwalk to take on the rides at Mariner’s Landing.
Back to soccer on Sunday, the boys rocketed out to a 2-0 lead over Harleysville’s Rangers White team, only to see the Rangers score twice in the second half for a 2-2 draw. Wrapping things up, and perhaps a little winded from the prior night’s festivities, the boys lost a hard-fought battle to Interboro 2-1.
All in all, the weekend was a huge success, with good soccer and a lot of fun!