Youth soccer team wins Idaho tournament |

Youth soccer team wins Idaho tournament

Submitted to the SunThe Strikers 95, a Sierra Mountain Soccer Club U-14 team, won the championship of the Capitals Performance Cup in Boise, Idaho.

Sierra Mountain Soccer Club’s Under-14 Boys team, the Strikers 95, fought through four matches en route to winning the championship of the Capitals Performance Cup in Boise, Idaho, this past weekend.

The tournament is a long standing event with a rich tradition for hosting some of the best teams in the Far West Region outside of California.

Although the weekend was dominated by rain, mud and windy conditions, the Strikers 95 team not only won the tournament, but went undefeated while not allowing a single goal in 280 minutes of play.

The dominant performance impressed Sierra Mountain Soccer Club Director of Coaching Amy Machin-Ward, who has been training the team since last fall.

“These boys deserve major kudos for the way they competed this past weekend,” Machin-Ward said. “They represented the Tahoe area and Sierra Mountain Soccer Club with a high level of excellence and class on the field.

“They persevered despite challenging playing conditions and some questionable officiating to win a very competitive tournament. I am proud of each and every one of them.”

Sierra Mountain Soccer Club currently hosts 11 competitive teams and one Developmental Team, all of which play in the Great Basin Youth Soccer League of Northern Nevada.

For more information about the club visit or call 587-2633. Tryouts for the fall season will be held in early July.

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