Yet, he broke the seal against Winter Park, taking a pass from Graham and calmly slipping the ball past the outstretched arms of the Winter Park keeper, stirring up memories of a young Michael Owen during the World Cup. Upthe Kickers again slipped into complacency and Winter Park had its chances until Thomson chased a ball down to the end line and dropped it back to Shellhorn in support.
Brice opened the scoring followed by a direct kick by Graham and then Graham recorded the brace by chipping the Casual keeper from distance, as the Kickers won to earn a spot in the tournament finals. But the Kickers have a penchant for complacency and they spent the next 10 minutes playing down to the level of their opponent, leaving the door slightly open for a Boulder comeback.
The Kickers did get one last hurrah in the final minute of play as Britton sliced to the end line and crossed the ball to Lewis inside the six-yard box and Lewis pushed it home, but the final whistle blew immediately following and the Kickers came up short Down but not out, the Kickers will take a brief respite from competition and then regroup to head to Winter Park Julycontinuing their quest for a tournament title.
With Durgan and Britton anchoring the center flirt Butte the defense, the Kickers cruised through the final 15 minutes capped by a goal from Graham finishing Boulder off It took the Kickers a while to recharge when they faced Winter Park later that morning. Unfortunately, the Kickers ran out of steam in the final game of the tournament, facing a physical and well-organized team from Boulder.
June 23, Views. With a Denver team dropping out last minute before the tournament start, a second Crested Butte team, the Bombers, was formed to fill the gap, and while they lost to the Colorado Springs Casuals Saturday, they cruised to a win over Winter Park Sunday morning on goals from Garrett McCaffety and Dylan Flirt Butte, and two from Phil Reed.
The first half was destined to finish scoreless until the final minutes when Britton slipped a pass to Brice just outside the yard box and Brice buried the left-footed shot low to the corner to take a lead into halftime. Britton turned upfield and found Brice Koval breaking free with a pass over the top and Flirt Butte finished it off for a Kicker lead.
Meanwhile, Winter Park threatened to counterattack numerous times, but Jaquith and Williams had the outsides sealed tight and Smith proved to be a one-man wall in the middle of the defense. Crested Butte scrambled to stay with the Boulder players and hung on by a thread into the second half but the effort took its toll on the Kickers as Boulder netted two more goals. Fortunately, fresh legs came onto the field for the Kickers and they flirt Butte back control of the game to hold the two-goal lead heading into halftime and then built on that lead in the second half.
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Shellhorn teed up the ball and popped it over the Winter Park keeper and into the side, netting from 22 yards out to seal the Kickers win. Sunday morning would prove to be one of the most successful mornings in Crested Butte adult soccer history.
Boulder built a lead in the first half, which could have been more had it not been for the work of Simpson-Johnson in net. Lewis developed as a striker through the youth ranks in England and just as England has struggled with finishing during the Euroso too did Lewis in the first game of the Kickers tournament. Suffice it to say, with a strong showing in Grand Junction and a stacked roster for the Crested Butte tournament, the general consensus was that this would be the year of the Kicker.
The Kickers often triumph over Winter Park and that over-confidence plagued them in the opening 20 minutes as the organized defense of Winter Park stifled the Kicker attack. After a scoreless first half, the Kickers erupted for three goals in the second half, sparked by goals from the brothers Koval.
For the second time in a row this summer, the Crested Butte Kickers adult soccer team came close to winning their first tournament title sincewhen they hosted the 22nd Annual Crested Butte Invitational coed soccer tournament flirt Butte by the West Elk Soccer Association Saturday and Sunday, June Meanwhile, former Crested Butte Titan standouts Kaleb Schultz and Prawit Durgan ed the already young and powerful squad, including the brothers Koval and the man from across the pond, Tom Lewis. Hares cruise to win over Meatsticks.
Meanwhile, the Kickers proceeded to dominate the Colorado Springs Casuals in the semifinals, exacting revenge for their Bomber brothers and sisters.
Britton spent his formative years shutting down Clint Dempsey, the Clint Dempsey, in the Texas youth development leagues and, despite his graying hair, is still quicker than anyone on the field, young or old.