Sharks Boys U14 dominate MESA All-Star Tournament

2012 Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks Boys U14 All-stars: Back row, left to right: Coach Bob Shopes, Bruno Ghetti (with game ball), Jason Helali Ryan Asaro, Eitan Acks Evan Shapiro, Patrick Shubat, Ryan Jenkins, Jakob Travis, Max Jackson and Chris Floeter; Front row, left to right: Tyler Chae-Banks, Eli Perlmutter, Bradley Libermensch , Chris Shopes, Ryan Parkes, Oscar Sanchez, Connor Simpson and Jon Shopes.

The boys Under 14 Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks all-star team reigned in the 2012 MESA All-Star tournament on Dec. 9 by decisively beating rival Vista, 4-1, in the Finals.  The Sharks are undefeated the last eight games, outscoring opponents 25-4.

The MESA finals started as a hard-fought defensive battle, with Sharks up 1-0 at halftime. Vista evened the score 10 minutes into the second half. It looked like it might go to penalty kicks, when the Sharks broke though with three goals in ten minutes to put the game away.

In the MESA tournament, Chris S, Chris F, Eli and Eitan led the team with a strong defensive core that never bent. Eitan wowed the crowd with a 60-yard scoring kick that arced over the outstretched arm of a shocked goalie. Ryan A, Ryan J, Oscar, Evan and Bruno led the offense with smart passing and on target shots. Oscar was even more brilliant than usual with two leading though balls that threaded the defense and led to goals. Connor, Tyler, Jason, Ryan P, Bradley, Max, Jon and Jakob, provided active midfield support with great energy. Patrick was solid as keeper always allowing only three goals in five games.

“This team has worked hard and come a long way in a short time, winning two tournaments in consecutive weeks,”said Coach Shopes. “They support each other and have a lot of fun at the same time. Their parents should be proud not only that they put in a huge effort but what great people they are becoming in the process.” Coach Shopes also thanked the Vista team for a clean and competitive Final game.

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