Ben Cerone, Ryan Farnsworth, Noah Goldstein, Stephen Houdlette,
Josh LaPointe, Luiz Marconcini, Jeff McAllister, John McGuire,
Mark Quinlan, Brewster Renn, Paul Strubell, Matt Thompson, Casey Tresp
Championship Game Summary
AFC 3, On a Mission 1
Eight men’s teams participated in the competitive and exhausting World Cup Soccer Tournament. When it was all said and done, AFC narrowly defeated On a Mission 3-1 in the championship. From the same Pool B, the grad team On a Mission and AFC finished first and second, respectively. When AFC and On a Mission met in the last pool game, On a Mission grunted out a 2-1 win. Both teams outgunned opponents by a 3 to 1 goals-scoring margin.
After winning their playoff games, the stage was set for a re-match championship between AFC and On a Mission.
the first half, captain Steve Houdlette put the ball past On a Mission’s keeper Jason Butynski at the 5-minute mark. Ten minutes later, Matt Thompson controlled a loose ball near the penalty area and booted another goal past Butynski at the near post. On a Mission kept working and finally got on the board with under a minute to play in the half as forward Ricardo Gonzalez picked up the ball on the right side of the field, dribbled in alone and kicked the ball past AFC keeper Luiz Marconcini. AFC lead at the half 2-1.
In the second half, neither team mounted much offensive attack. But captain Houdlette scored his second goal of the game with 8 minutes left. With this second goal and the ability to play anywhere on the field and lead his charge, Houdlette sealed MVP honors for the tournament.
Karoly Aliotti, Tim Andrews, Rob Aquadro, Henrik Beineke, Jason Butynski, Daniel Carrasco, Raminder, Dhendsa, Alistair Dundas, Ricardo Gonzalez, Philip Moore, Chris Mullins