The 2010 WSA Cup was another smashing success by all indications. In spite of nearly 48 hours of constant rain the tournament went on and over 2,000 players and 6,000 total participants enjoyed a great weekend of soccer in Northeastern Oklahoma! Click here to read more...
The 2010 WSA Cup Tournament was played the weekend of April 16-18 and in spite of slow steady rain which began falling on Friday evening the tournament went on! Tournament Coordinator, Nick Bradford, said, "Let’s play!". Most playing surfaces held up through much of the weekend, although Sunday afternoon’s championship rounds saw things turn a little "muddy".
The tournament kicked off with matches contested on Friday evening at Rivercity Parks, the home facility of West Side Alliance Soccer Club. Then on Saturday matches were played at two sites, Blake Bingman in Sapulpa and Rivercity in Sand Springs. Sunday afternoon all matches returned to Rivercity as semifinals and finals were played. Many dramatic finishes including no less than 5 overtimes were contested in the tournament finals.
Solar 97 Boys dominated action in the u13 boys Gold Division, while WSA 94 Boys were a dominant winner in the u16 boys Gold Division. However, in most other divisions the championship matches were contested by some narrow margins. Blitz United Soccer Club was the largest participant in the WSA Cup other than host West Side Alliance SC. West Side Alliance SC saw 12 teams advance for the most of any club in the history of the event, and claimed no fewer than seven championships, another tournament record. Teams ventured in from Arkansas, Texas, Kanas, and Missouri.
While rain slowed down some of the normal tournament activities it did not appear to hinder the enjoyment of any of the participants. Late Sunday afternoon many jubilant players were seen belly sliding across fields!
WSA would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all volunteers who helped make this event possible and a sincere thank you to all participants. We appreciate the spirt of gamesmanship, sportsmanship, and goodwill extended by all visiting clubs. The purpose and mission of the WSA Cup tournament is to create lifelong memories for children and foster relationships and friendships through sport. WSA is appreciative of all team leaders, administrators, volunteers, and players for making WSA Cup successful at it’s mission. Please see the tournament homepage for a summary of results, finalist video, and other news!
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