Tuesday, May 24, 2011

State Champs!

CCV Stars U14 Boys ~ 2011 State Champs

It's been an exciting year for Blake's soccer team. Over the past two seasons we've watched his team mature and develop into a force to be reckoned with.

Pre-game huddle/prayer

The CCV Stars Black team won a couple tournaments, took first place in state league and entered the State Cup championship as the Number 1 seed. They swept all the games of the State Cup, which takes place over about five weekends, with no goals against them.

Blake in action.

In the final game against Sereno, a club that has been the dominant force in Arizona for the past decade or two, Blake's team emerged the champs with a 2-1 victory.

Blake had been plagued with a nagging knee injury since late March and hadn't seen much playing time in league games and the early games of the State Cup. But in the final, Blake was back to his usual aggressive, to-be-feared self, playing more almost three-fourths of the game.

"Blake's a tank," I heard one parent utter on the sideline.

So proud of the team and our tank.

The tank, plowing in.

Number One!

Blake with his medal.

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