Two Coast FA teams returned home with finalist trophies from the Charleston Shootout over the weekend. Teams battled oppressive heat and humidity in the Holy City against terrific competition from across the southeastern United States.
Coach Justin Blondahl’s Coast 08 Red South team came back from a 0-4 deficit in the championship match to square things at 4-4 but surrendered a late goal to finish as finalist. “To get back even took a tremendous amount of energy, and we just could not push through the final few minutes. The boys displayed great heart and pride over the entire tournament,” said Coach Blomdahl.
The Coast 02 Red coached by Joel Banta put a solid weekend together playing up an age group to U17. “The boys worked extremely hard and the team will look to build off the success going into our Region III schedule over the next two weekends,” said Coach Banta.