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Arlington Sports Briefs

<b>W-L Crew Cleans Up at Walter Mess Regatta</b>

Washington-Lee Crew had a strong showing on April 3 at the Walter Mess Regatta in Occoquan. With a total 40 races and 20 schools competing, the Walter Mess is the season's first major regatta and the beautiful weather brought out the crowds. The W-L men's first varsity 8 kicked it off by winning their heat and finishing third in their final race — missing second place by two seconds to a visiting school from England. While the women's first varsity 8 rowed a strong race but did not progress out of heats, both the men’s and women’s second varsity 8 boats placed fifth in their finals.

The men's novice 8 finished in fourth place and the women's novice 8 produced the day's nail-biter. The girls had second place locked until an oar problem cost them the race at the finish.

<b>U12 Impact Red Wins Premier Title</b>

Arlington U12 Boys Impact Red team were champions of the Premier Division after winning games against Arsenal FC Navy (4-0), PWSI Courage 97 Red (3-0), SOCA Express (2-0) and SAC United Premier (3-1). Goalie Daniel Eigler-Harding delivered three consecutive shutouts, stopping numerous shots on goal by opposing players.

The Impact Red team put together solid passing combinations and a fast speed of play to score some early goals and march its way to the championship game against the SAC United Premier team. Team members include Jack, Will, Roger, Jake, Daniel D, Daniel H, Noah K, Mason, Lucas, Enrique, Christophe, and Noah P. The team is coached by ASA’s Boys Director of Coaching Grant Smith, and assisted by coaches Frank DeMarco and Mo Tayari.

<b>U12 Impact White Are Classic Invite Finalists</b>

The Impact Team started by defeating Arsenal FC Gold, from Pennsylvania, by a score of 8-1, and then beat New York’s Empire USA Select Red, 2-0. In the flight championship game, Impact tied VBSC Leesburg Lions, 2-2, but advanced to the division championship on a tiebreaker.

The division championship, against VSA Heat 97 Blue, was a spirited, back-and-forth match that went down to the wire. Impact lost the 5-4 decision after the Heat broke a tie with a goal late in the second half.

The Impact White team consists of Zach Bogorad, Cullen Boone, Travis Clark-Winston, Noah Goodkind, Sam Holmes, Brandon Hughes, Geronimo Kurzbach-Pevere, Theo Lebryk, Ryan Lesmez, Elliot Mercado, Keyvan Montero Sarmiento, Cameron Rodrigues, Tim Walten and Aidan Wang. The team is coached by Grant Smith, Frank DeMarco and Mo Tayari.

<b>U10 Eagles Red Are Premier Invite Champs</b>

In the first game on April 3, against VSA Heat Blue, Eagles Red scored two goals in the first 10 minutes and never looked back on their way to a 6-0 victory. The next game proved to be more difficult against a strong LMVSC team, and the Eagles lost a hard-fought game 2-1.

On April 4 they took care of business in the morning game, scoring four goals in the first six minutes of a 6-1 victory over DC Stoddert Blue. The two wins were enough to qualify them for the afternoon championship against East Brunswick (NJ) FC United.

In the championship, a goal 12 minutes into the game gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead at halftime. Two goals within a minute at the 40-minute mark provided a 3-0 lead en route to a 4-1 win.

<b>U10 Eagles White Win Classic Invite Crown</b>

The U10B Arlington Eagles White completed an undefeated run through the Classic Division of the 2010 Arlington Spring Invitational Soccer Tournament with a 2-1 victory over Empire United. The Eagles opened the tournament with a 3-1 victory over Reston United Blue and followed with a convincing 5-3 win over the DC Stoddert Red Metros. Both wins came over teams that have given the Eagles trouble in the past. The third game ended with a 2-1 win over the Braddock Road Elite Blue. The Arlington Spring Invitational win continues a string of tournament success for the Eagles that includes bracket championships in last year’s Virginian and Richmond Cup tourneys.

<b>Impact Blue Wins PWSI Icebreaker Tournament</b>

The U12 Boys Impact Blue team was the champion in the PWSI Icebreaker tournament the weekend of March 20 and 21. In regular tournament play on March 20, they tied the Herndon Red Devils Black 2-2 and proceeded to defeat PAC Blue Thunder 5-1. They entered March 21 tournament play tied with Herndon in first place, but ahead on the tie breaker by one point. Impact Blue won against PWSI Courage 97 Black 5-0 sealing a first-place finish in their flight. In the division championship game, they continued their streak and defeated VISTA Real Madrid 4-0. The Arlington Impact Blue players are George Castillo, Julian Esquer-Perez, Eli Hallowell, Adam Norrbom, Gus Norrbom, Ivan Rodriquez, Pearson Savarino, Evan Schadelbauer, Jonathan Snow, Anirudh Sreekumar, Sam Wall, Caleb Watada, Brandon White, and Alec Whoriskey.

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