Win two and tie two in Poughkeepsie contests
The Philipstown Vikings (U10 boys) competed in the town of Poughkeepsie’s 30th Annual Columbus Day Tournament on Oct. 6, playing a total of four 25-minute matches.
In their first match, the Vikings took a 1-0 advantage over the Castleford Comets when defender Oliver Choi sent a precise free kick into the goal. But, the Comets would score, too, and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
The Vikings overwhelmed the Poughkeepsie Burners with Rhys Williams, Darwin Saquipay, Parker Larsen and Jack Fitzgerald each contributing a goal to the 4-0 victory.
The East Fishkill Extreme took an an early 1-0 lead over the Vikings who responded with goals by Darwin Saquipay, Parker Larsen and Elias Moran for a 3-1 advantage. Undaunted, the Extreme answered with two goals to end the match in a 3-3 stalemate.
Lastly, the Vikings faced their toughest challenge: the Everton America CT, an affiliate of the Premier League’s Everton FC. In a gritty performance, the Vikings stood down the previously unbeaten and eventual tournament champions. A goal by right wing Parker Larsen secured a 1-0 win and a second-place finish. The defense was led Joey DeMarco and substitute goalie Trey Murphy.
Photos by Sheila Williams