Coast FA rolls in Charleston while MB fields sit vacant

Coast-FA-Badge2While the closure of the Market Common soccer fields forced the cancellation of the Great Carolina Shootout, the Charleston Shootout went on without a hitch despite widespread flooding in the Lowcountry area.

“The (host) Mount Pleasant club did a terrific job putting on the event in less than ideal conditions,” said Coast FA director Heyward Gulledge. “Many thanks go to them for finding a way not to disappoint the players that participated.”

Five Coast FA teams returned home with medals, led by the Coast 07 Red Conquerors claiming the title in the top division of Under-8 boys. Coached by Carl Clark, the Conquerors posted four straight victories and survived a wild second-round match that saw goals being scored at record pace by both clubs.

After recording three lopsided victories in pool play the Coast 06 Black team, coached by Eugene Dougherty, came up short in the final of the U-9 third division against DISA. The team scored 22 goals over their four matches in Charleston.

The Coast 05 Black team coached by Mario Benjamin saw a championship elude them by the narrowest of margins, losing out on a points tiebreaker. The team posted three convincing results in the second division of U-10 but managed only a tie with the eventual champions from DSC.

Thomas Tamale’s Coast 01 Red ran into a strong Palmetto United team that prevented them from winning top honors in the first division of U-14. The 01 Red claimed two quality wins during pool play but could not find a way to get through PUFC in the finals.

Coach Joel Banta’s 99 Red took a weekend off from their hectic R3PLE schedule and finished as finalists at the Shootout in the top U16 division. The boys had nice results against CESA and DISA but dropped a close one against USA Mount Pleasant Premier in the final.

Meanwhile, the Great Carolina Shootout was cancelled in Myrtle Beach after flooding caused the closure of fields.

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