FRIT

The Front Range Invitational Tournament (FRIT) was this last weekend (June 2, 3, 4) and it was a wild one.  Luke and Paul played on the same team just like they did in Pueblo back in February. We started out by playing  a weak team missing lots of shots and losing 1-0. The next morning started out even worse as we were down 2-0, 2 minutes into the game. Totally crazy! But the boys finally figured out how to play soccer at the level they are capable of playing and came back to score some goals with the game eventually ending in a 3-3 tie. We received 6 points for that game, but we needed much more to advance. Our third opponent was the toughest competitor yet, but they seemed to be very tired in the second game on Saturday. We played fabulously and won 6-1. The Sunday morning semifinal had us winning in a nail biter with a score of 2-1 which put us in the championship game against the same team we beat the day before. This Pueblo team was in a higher division than we were during the regular season and was expected to win it all. They seemed much more motivated as the score was 1-1 at the end of the first half. It was 2-2 at the end of regulation. And boy, were these guys tired. Five games in two-and-a-half days. It was still 2-2 at the end of the first 5 minute overtime, and it was still 2-2 at the end of the second overtime. So, the game was to be decided by penalty kicks. We lost in PKs and took home the silver. What a weekend! 

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