Bend it Like...
(Aug 19, 2016) Three Eastside FC teams were crowned champions in Oregon at the 2016 Bend Premier Cup last weekend. Two girls' teams coached by EFC's Jan Smisek, EFC G04 White (pictured above with the team's official team pup) and EFC G01 White, both won their divisions. On the boy's side, EFC B06 Red, coached by Andrew Dortch, won its BU11 Gold (Nagbe) Division.
As temps hovered in the mid-90's, Eastside FC G04 White, won the GU13 Silver (Morris) Division handily, going undefeated in four straight matches. A stingy defense allowed only a single goal against for the weekend, while a productive offense created a lucky 13 goals to earn their gold medals.
The girls of Eastside FC G01 White (pictured above) finished 4-0-0 to win the GU16 Silver (Klingenberg) Division with an impressive 35 points, a full 6 points ahead of their nearest competitor.
Eastside FC B06 Red kicked things off with a 2-2 tie in the opener on Friday, but got stronger as the tourney continued, earning three straight shutouts: 3-0, 9-0 and 1-0, for the championship title.
Eastside FC B04 White was a finalist in the BU13 Gold (Adi) Division; Eastside FC G02 White was a semifinalist in the GU15 Silver (Weber) Division.
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