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Blue Thunder wins Boys Division 5 in VCYS Mid-Season Tournament


October 07, 2013
With a 2–1 victory in the final, the Blue Thunder put together a championship run in the Boys Division 5 in the annual Valley Center Youth Soccer (VCYS) Mid-Season Tournament.

The Blue Thunder started off with a 1–1 tie, then suffered a 0–2 loss before bouncing back to take a 5–0 shutout win in the semifinal.

And then in the championship game, the Blue Thunder fell behind by a goal early on, but bounced back to score the equalizer in the final two minutes of regulation. The game went through a scoreless overtime before the Blue Thunder prevailed in penalty kicks, with the keeper making saves on each of the opposition's attempts.

The team is led by coaches Jose Ruelas, Mike Stansel and Chris Green, who sponsors the team through Advanced Auto Electric. The team is grateful to its sponsor for being so involved and going the extra mile, including taking the team out for a celebratory frozen yogurt after the championship win.

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    Rec Soccer
    October 10, 2013 | 06:43 PM

    I look forward to the print edition this week, and certainly hope you will have greater coverage of the Recreational Soccer Mid-Season Tournament than just one division's results as you have here on the website. Many families were out in force and are excited to see the results reported in the Roadrunner.

    Tamara Moravec
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