The Surf Boys U9 White team, led by Coach Dave Currie, won the Crusader’s Cup Championship held at the 4S Ranch Sports Park and hosted by the Crusaders Soccer Club. The tournament was held the weekend of July 14-15.
In the Championship game, the Surf boys topped San Diego Soccer Club (SDSC) 6-4 in a real nail-biter of a game. The Surf boys had played the same team in an early morning preliminary game where the SDSC boys had given Surf a 3-2 wake-up call. At the beginning of the Championship game, the Surf boys were playing as if they were a different team. Carson Malinowski began the first half scoring frenzy by a beautifully placed kick in the corner of the goal. Then, after a quick pass from Daniel Karam, Charlie Kosakoff tapped in the second goal. A corner kick accounted for the third goal. Charlie Kosakoff delivered the kick and Carson Malinowski scored on a header that any professional would be proud of. SDSC then scored on a well-executed left footed shot from about 15 yards out. Surf continued with Coco Hernandez scoring on a corner kick by Carson Malinowski. Carson kept busy, then scoring his third goal off a free kick. At half time the score was 5-1. After the half, the momentum changed and SDSC came in with three goals to bring the score to 5-4. Charlie Kosakoff then scored Surf’s final goal to end the game with a 6-4 score.
In the preliminary tournament rounds, Surf defeated the Aztecs FC Premier 5-1 and shutout the Pumas FC Premier 2-0. This begins a promising season for this motivated and hard-working Surf team. Congratulations Surf Boys U9 White!