U14B Arsenal Wins at Baltimore Mania
3/18/2012—The Spirit United U14 Boys Arsenal team completed a successful weekend at the Baltimore Mania tournament, winning the Championship in the Elite Division. On Saturday, SUSC Arsenal defeated Fairfield United (CT) and LPYSA (MD), by scores of 3-1 and 4-1 respectively, on the turf at Garrison Forest School. Sunday morning found Arsenal on the grass field, playing a big, strong SAC United II (MD) team, defeating them 2-0 to advance to the Championship game. The Championship game was played back on the turf, against a fundamentally sound PDA South United (NJ) team who had also won all three game in their bracket. Arsenal scored first and led the match 2-0 at halftime. In the second half, Arsenal overloaded on defense, daring PDA to attack. PDA was unable to penetrate and set up any scoring opportunities, allowing Arsenal to run out the clock and claim victory 2-0. This victory is a great start to the spring season for SUSC U14B Arsenal as they prepare for the Challenge Cup series which starts next week.