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Soccer Association ends season with 'Fun Day'

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The most recent Spencer County Soccer Association “Fun Day” event was perfect. This event is held at the end of each soccer season for all members of the club.  Everyone could enjoy jumping in the inflatables, challenging themselves at the kicking inflatable, watching exciting soccer matches throughout the day, taking a chance at winning a raffled item, having their faces painted, purchasing spirit wear, and enjoying a bite to eat with the family. 

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This year the SCSA added grilled hamburgers, funnel cakes, barbecue sandwiches, and sloppy joes to the menu.

The main event at Fun Day is the Mike Miles U8 tournament. This season the competition was awesome from the first match to the last. The tournament allows the young 6- to 7-year-olds to showcase their soccer talents, play a few extra games, and have fun doing something they love to do.

Creating this love for the game is the SCSA’s main philosophy.  With the help of dedicated coaches, parents and players, promoting the love for the world’s game is easy. This season, six teams competed to become tournament champions including the Lightning Bolts coached by Scott Winters, the Snapping Turtles coached by Shelly Brentzel, the Dynomites coached by Tom Wells, the Rangers coached by Bart Stark, the Cobras coached by Deanna Wilson, and the Lions coached by Mike Brangers.

The matches started at 9 a.m., with each team playing a minimum of two games in hopes of advancing to the next round. The games were very evenly matched throughout the day and the players gave it all they had in each match. 

The final game was played at 4 p.m. in which the Lions met the Dynomites in the last and deciding match. It was a tight game that stayed tied throughout most of the match. Both coaches were standing, parents were cheering, and all eyes were on this small soccer field watching these young players give it their best.

Late in the second half, the Lions scored to put them on top by one. The Dynomites came back to pressure the Lions defense with a few shots on goal, knowing that time was running out. A few minutes later the Lions placed another ball in the back of the net to give them the final lead and victory as time ran out.

Both teams played a great game that pitted some of the most talented boys and girls in the league against one another. The action never slowed and excitement was second to none.

Signups will once again take place throughout the month of January for the spring 2013 season. Visit spencercountysoccer.com or contact Michael Heuglin at 407-1214 for more information.