The Force ‘08 Boys Play First Competitive Matches as a Newly Formed Team This Season

The ‘08 Boys competed in the 2019 Snohomish Invitational.

The tournament was held the weekend of June 21-23, 2019 at Stocker Fields in Snohomish, Washington. The Force Boys went 0-2-1 for the weekend, with 1 goal scored and 5 against.

2019/2020 Force ‘08 Boys

2019/2020 Force ‘08 Boys

We played extraordinary defense, lead by our Tournament MVP Jose Esquivel at GK.
— Eric Jacobson, Assistant Coach

The Force ‘08 Boys played their first games as a newly formed team this season, led by Head Coach Tim Burrows, and Assistant Coach/Team Manager Eric Jacobson, though the results don’t fully indicate the success Coach Burrows felt the boys had.

The weekend started off Saturday morning with a hard fought tie with another team from Spokane. After falling behind 1-0, Force rallied for an amazing goal by Carsen Langford, assisted by Mason Burrows, to finish in a 1-1 tie.

After a fun afternoon of Pizza & Team Bonding at Alfy’s Pizza in Snohomish, the Force Boys were shutout 3-0 by a more experienced elbow throwing Surf team from Spokane. Still, the Division Champion Surf from Spokane were held to their fewest number of goals in their 4 games by Force, with only 3 GA. And despite the extracurricular elbows thrown by Surf, our Force players held strong giving up only 1 earned goal & 2 that could likely have been prevented given a little more time together as a team.

We believe we can take them in our next meeting, and we’ll see them again. I’m sure of that!
— Tim Burrows, Head Coach

Sunday morning was cold & rainy, but the PSA Boys came to play. After a scoreless 1st half, our opponent scored a nice goal to seal a 1-0 victory.

There is no “I” in this Team!
— Eric Jacobson, Assistant Coach

Coach Burrows emphasized how proud he was of all the PSA Force ‘08 Boys at the team meeting following the game. A round of applause was then given to Jose for his extraordinary effort at Keeper for the weekend, as well as for the Players that fought through injuries to be there for their team, including: Tyler Fahey, Logan Huseman, Mason Burrows, and Kolton Cross.

What a great start for this young team, and a great team bonding experience. There’s no telling just how far these boys can go if they continue how they’ve started. Great job ‘08 Boys, and great job coaches in leading them!