April 10, 2012 > Newark U-10 boys win Sagebrush Cup
Newark U-10 boys win Sagebrush Cup
Submitted By Stephanie Keenan
The under-10 boys soccer team, Atlas Newark SC, persevered through rain, sleet and snow over the last weekend in March to deliver an intense victory over River City United in the Sagebush Start-Up Cup held in Reno, Nevada. The tournament included 12 teams in the U-10 division including Atlas Newark SC. Extreme weather seemed to take the best of Atlas in the first game, but after adjusting, the boys made a significant comeback to win the next two games and reach the final match.
Atlas and River City United went head-to-head in the championship game. After they finished regulation play, the score was tied at 2-2. They played two five-minute periods in overtime before the game went to penalty shots. Atlas outscored their opponent 3-2 in the shootout and secured their place as champions. Atlas won the Cup with a final score of 3-2, avenging their earlier 5-1 loss in the preliminaries to River City United. Andrew Aranda, Ian Campbell, Christian Guerra, Giovanny Lopez, Gabriel Medina, Rafael Pena, Jake Serpa, Tommy Singleton and Andrew Valdez all showed an exemplary performance.