Eclipse Spring Classic – u9 Boys 2nd place in thrilling final

May 1st, 2018

Congratulations to the FC Mirage U9 Boys Team for their performance in their spring tournament – the Eclipse Spring Classic.

The U9 team won their first two group games on Saturday, 5-0 & 5-1.  In Sunday morning’s 3rd group game against Eclipse, the boys playing a thrilling game that ran 1-0,1-1,1-2, 1-3,2-3, 3-3, 3-4, 4-4, and scored a fantastic goal from half field during open play to win the game 5-4 and send them into their first ever tournament final.

In the final against Celtic, with only 1 substitute available, the team was down 3-0 at the half.  The boys regrouped and scored 3 goals in a span of seven minutes to tie the game 3-3.  With only 2 minutes from the end of game, Celtic scored their fourth goal.  Mirage gave it their all in the dying seconds of the game to tie the game and take it into overtime, coming close off of a free kick and a corner kick, but unfortunately the game ended with a 3-4 loss for Mirage.

The boys played a fantastic tournament, showed their determination in coming back from losing 3-0, and we’re all very proud of their performance.  GO MIRAGE!