Coyote Cup: Day 1
Back in action here in the city of Mesquite. With the kickoff of Coyote Cup taking place this afternoon, over 65 goals were recorded during today’s action between the lines. With so much excitement on the first day of play, we know that this tournament is primed to explode and we can’t wait to see what comes out of this weekend.
Many of our U13’s are just gaining tournament experience which leads to an air of excitement that is different than what is present within the other brackets. Excitement driven by new experiences and wonder. Our matchup from this age group from today comes from Field 1; Liverpool F.C. vs. FCM Scorpions. With additional instruction being yelled from the benches, communication from the back line and continual ball movement. These teams played with urgency and a heightened sense of excitement. Liverpool came away with a 3-1 victory after the final whistle signaled the end of 60 minutes of play.
What an exciting way to begin our tournament! With four games all kicking at 3:30 this afternoon, our U14 bracket was the center of the afternoon action. 15 shots on goal turned into 15 goals being counted for the entire bracket made this one to watch. Our highlighted game was Utah Valley United Select White 04B vs. Arsenal EM 04. Playing on one of our three astro turf fields that increased the speed of play on the surface. UVU Select White pulled ahead for the win on opening day of play; 3-1.
Representing our oldest boys with us in this tournament, our U15 Boys are an exciting group to watch. With paced passes and fights in the air for aerial headers, these guys are sure to always entertain. A pretty even matchup took place on field 7 today between Cima FC Anasazi vs. Utah Surf 03 AC ended with a Cima victory in pool play 2-1.
Highlighted game: L30 Extreme G05 vs. Elite FC 05G Black. This game was a really exciting battle back and forth between the two teams. A hard-fought game with 5 goals for the game being placed on the score sheet. There was no shortage of shots, goals, or exciting moments. L30 Extreme pulled out the victory over Elite FC 3-2 after the full sixty minutes of play.
We had an interclub matchup; Wasatch Elite 04G MP vs. Wasatch Elite 04G CS. With games like these, the players typically have personal relationships with the opposing team which always leads to a fun game to watch.
Our U15’s drew the late start tonight with an 8pm kick off. Playing under the lights we had Celtic East 03 vs. Utah Surf Davis 03. This game had a defensive minded feel to it for most of the game, with possession being key. Celtic came ahead with a 1-0 win over Surf tonight to calm the 3 points in their bracket.
A winning day for the Celtic Club. Celtic took home the “W” with a resounding win over Liverpool, 4-1, taking home all 3 points that were up for grabs tonight.
No action tonight in our U18/19 bracket, games kick in this bracket at 9:30 AM tomorrow morning at the Complex.