The 2010 WSA Community Shield event was held this past Saturday, February 13 at Rivercity Parks. The annual intra-club derbies produced a few classics, a few calls for rematches, and at least two matches that went to penalties. Click here to read more and view the slideshow of the winners photos....
2010 Community Shield Results Posted
The 2010 WSA Community Shield event was held this past Saturday, February 13th, ironically one day before Valentine’s Day, a day of "love". The annual event pairs WSA teams against each other in a one day event featuring the intra-club match-ups sometimes referred to as "friendlies". The day proved to be a friendly one, although a few match-ups weren’t fully of the "friendly" variety. The winner of the game claims the "Shield" trophy, and also a chance to have their team name etched in the shield for all time. Historically there have been many classic WSA "intra-club" contests, and Saturday produced a few more. "We want to beat them. We train with them all the time," one WSA player said, speaking of the intensity of the contest.
Two matches went to penalties, one match was postponed due to the snow, and 11 new teams etched their name in history. The day began, on the chilly Saturday morning, with WSA’s future on center stage in the lone 9 a.m. kick-off, the WSA 03 boys vs WSA 02 girls. The 03 boys would tally more goals than the 02 girls on their way to getting their name etched on the trophy in their first Shield game of their careers.
Following that contest the 99 boys defeated the 99 girls blue, while the 98 girls Red snuck past the 97 girls, and the 98 girls blue squad defeated a combined 99 girls Red/White squad in the 99’s first 11v11 encounter. In a back and forth contest the 98 boys and 97 boys would go to penalties before the match was decided in dramatic fashion in the final round of penalties! The 98 boys would later defeat the 99 boys combined blue/white team to earn two shield trophies on the day. The 97 boys Red defeated the 96 boys blue team using a couple of restarts to propel themselves to victory.
In a tilt between two state powerhouses, the 92 boys and 93 boys, both 2009 Premiere League Champions, would showcase several future college soccer players. It was the 92 boys proving superior going out their senior year as Shield holders by winning 2-0. The WSA 93 girls would defeat the 94 girls by a scoreline of 1-0 in a rematch of last year’s WSA Cup semifinal, scoring 5 minutes from time. The 95 girls knocked off the 96 girls, and 94 boys defeated the 93 boys blue team. The 95 boys and 96 boys have had a few storied encounters, and Saturday proved no different as the teams drew 2-2 after full time and extra time. The match was finally decided in penalties with the 96 boys Red team prevailing.
It turned out to be a great day of soccer, showcasing many of the club’s players and teams, and giving parents and coaches a preview of the upcoming Spring season. For complete results and a slideshow of the winner’s photos you can visit the Community Shield page. Congrats to all the winners! And thanks to all for participating in a great spirit of camaraderie and passion that the game deserves!
2010 Community Shield Slideshow
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