Congratulations to the U15 Fire for their 1st place finish at the Ultimate Spring Kickoff Cup Tournament. The U15 Fire began the tournament with a 2-0 victory over the Long Island FC Colts. Strong goalkeeping by Bryce Horn put the team in the tournament finals by allowing only one goal in three games of bracket play.
Goaltending and a solid defensive back line of Hunter Merrick, Brandon Goldy, Navan Shah, and Justin Thompson attributed to two shutouts in four games with only two goals allowed in the entire tournament. Offensively Omar Garcia, Joe Battaglia, and Ben Lazarus contributed pressure and scoring. The Fire took the champion ship beating Valeo FC (MA) in a sudden victory penalty shoot-out. Matt Bumpstead slid home the 9th and winning shot for the title. The Fire is coached by Joseph Migacz and managed by Phil Bafuto.