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Great Falls Azzurri Blue U-10 Wins Columbus Day Tournament

From left, back, Dorian Cushing, Jake Sachtleben, Kian Ambrose, Evan Preta, Spencer Paulsen, Ethan Addington; front: Jeffrey Stark, Annabeth Holsinger, Jack Ellinger and Ryan Duenkel.

From left, back, Dorian Cushing, Jake Sachtleben, Kian Ambrose, Evan Preta, Spencer Paulsen, Ethan Addington; front: Jeffrey Stark, Annabeth Holsinger, Jack Ellinger and Ryan Duenkel.

The Great Falls U-10 Azzurri soccer club won their division at the Richmond Strikers annual Columbus Day Tournament in Richmond Monday, Oct. 14. The Great Falls Azzurri Blue won the top "Nina" division and finals by amassing 27 goals over a four game stretch and beating a tough St. Marys Maryland-based team 5-1 in the tournament finals. Members of the Azzurri Blue are: Ethan Addington, Kian Ambrose, Dorian Cushing, Ryan Duenkel, JackEllinger, Annabeth Holsinger, Spencer Paulsen, Evan Preta, Jeffrey Stark and Jake Sachtleben.

The Great Falls Azzurri White had an excellent tournament as well, winning their division but losing in a close match in the semi-finals Sunday morning. Members of the Azzurri White are: Max Alexander, Andy Chen, Dillon Clark, Aidan Connelly, Quincey Daniel, Alexander Mavris, Inaki Palacios, Alejandro Rojas, Alex Scanlon and Collin Togher.