Lindbergh wins 22nd Annual CYC Joe Carenza Memorial Girls Soccer Tournament

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The 22nd Annual CYC Joe Carenza Girls High School Tournament had plenty of big saves.  None bigger than those provided by Oakville, Mehlville and CBC high school.  The tournament was originally scheduled to start on Monday, April 25th, with all games being played at the Soccer Park.  However, at 2pm on that Monday, we got a call from the Soccer Park saying they had to pull up their turf fields because the Meramec River was rising!  So we had no fields to play on, and even if we could get grass fields, those were too wet.  Becky Czuppon (with a big assist from Dave Robben), Bob Kern and Mike Bartoni were contacted Tuesday, and made their fields available for the tournament to proceed.  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Not only from the folks at the CYC but from the 9 teams and coaches in the tournament. 

Once under way, most games were very competitive, including 3 overtime games, 2 of those were decided by penalty kicks.  In the end, the Lindbergh Flyers defeated Collinsville 3-0 in the championship game.  Oakville took 3rd place over Webster Groves.  On the consolation side, Rosati Kain scored with less than 2 minutes in the final game to tie the score.  Then scored the game winner 1 minute into the first overtime period.  Congratulations to the champions and thank you to all teams that participated and endured rain, last minute changes and rising flood waters.

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