Wednesday, August 8, 2012
For all the doubters out there, in the co-ed division…Team Seattle Sounders played even better without their celebrity aces Taylor Graham and Ezra. Perhaps with a point or two to prove or maybe it had something to do with having home field advantage, Team Sounders got down to business and did what they do i.e..play soccer. They went ahead and beat Team Costco 4-1. Costco without a few of their key players held on bravely, goal keeper Dan Juel notably making a number of key saves to keep them in the game but in a team sport such as soccer - one man an army does not make, and ultimately Team Costco succumbed to the Sounders offensive attacks.
Meanwhile in the men’s division, Microsoft Red met a spirited Starbucks side that played very well, the game was deadlocked till about half-time with very few chances for either teams...with the pace of the game slowing down in the heat, exuberant Microsoft team manager away on other business, the potential for the game to go to PKs loomed. It took a stunning long range effort from deserved Golden Boot Trophy winner Christopher Stevens of Microsoft Red to break open the game. Subsequently in quick succession Microsoft Red’s superior scoring prowess powered through and the score ended up 3-0.
It’s said defense wins games and goals wins championships…and with 6 splendid goals from Christopher Stevens, player jersey #16 did indeed make it possible for Team Microsoft Red to become the Annual Seattle SCORES Cup 2012 men’s champions. Chris’s 6 goals earned him the Winner of the Golden Boot Trophy.
And finally from us here at Team Scores we wish to thank you for your participation, your continued support and for making this a fun event.
We do look forward to see you all again next year. More fun, more teams, more charity.
Dates for the 2013 Seattle SCORES Cup to be posted here soon...