No Names Win Soccer Tournament


It was a fight to stay in the competition for the Aces High and IFC Madrid teams. Both teams did not make it to the final game.

LynNora Trosper and lakecentralnews

Tuesday five soccer teams met at Dyer’s Soccer Arena to play back to back games until only one teams became the victors. However, the No Names came out of the battle the winners.

“It’s a lot of work and it’s tiring. We’ve played three games, but I’m proud of my team,” Marc Garcia (9) said. Garcia plays for the high school soccer team the IFC Manchesters.

Though the IFC Manchesters did not survive the tournament until the final game, their team kept each game tied until the end. Despite the IFC Manchesters, (the other team’s) best tries, the final game fell to the Reapers and the No Names.

“The pressure to score that one goal and to always stay positive [is the hardest part of the game],” Ethan Kawalec (12), who played Tuesday on behalf of the Reapers, said.

Though the Reapers lost to the No Names 4-1, the Reapers left the arena with their heads held high.

“I see it like this, you can’t play the same game twice. It’s a new challenge every game, and that’s why you gotta keep playing,” Kawalec said.