The San Jose Steamrollers entered the final stretch of their march toward nationals with two competitions on consecutive weekends in the month of March. First, March 10-11 was the first annual Battle of the Bay Power Soccer Challenge. This tournament included eight teams, three from San Jose, two from Berkeley, two teams from Glendale California and one from Mesa, Arizona. The Steamrollers performed outstanding as a team, playing four games and outscoring their opponents 13-0 in the four matches. Please go here for photos of the event: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cYV7GF231fSBG0yhc3zuJBDsAGJksnjJ?usp=sharing
The scores from the weekend are listed below:
Steamrollers 4 Socal 0
Steamrollers 4 Borp 0
Steamrollers 2 Socal 0
Steamrollers 3 Arizona 0
The following weekend March 17 was the Shamrock Showdown held at Bascom Community Center. The Steamrollers did play three games on this date with two contests against their program counterparts the San Jose Flash and San Jose Rockets. They also played the Central Valley Ghostriderz from Fresno, California. This tournament was another outstanding display of team effort. The scores are listed below:
Steamrollers 4 Flash 0
Steamrollers 8 Rockets 0
Steamrollers 5 Ghostriderz 1
Now, we travel to Minnesota April 7-8, to continue the march to nationals!
The Steamrollers picked up 6 points from two wins against the Central Valley Ghostriderz in their matches played in Fresno on May 6th. On May 20th, the Steamrollers picked up two additional wins and another 6 points from matches against the BORP Crushers and the Central Valley Ghostriderz. Offense and Defense were both very strong for the Steamrollers last Saturday. The Steamrollers shut out the BORP Crushers in a 6-0 game. The final match of the day against the Central Valley Ghostriderz ended with a Steamrollers 5-1 victory.
Come cheer on the Steamrollers in their final home game against the Crushers on June 3rd at 11:15am being played in the Bascom Community Center gym. This will be the final regular season match for the Steamrollers as they tune up for their National Conference Cup Tournament being hosted in Indianapolis, Indiana June 16-18.
The San Jose Steamrollers remain undefeated in the 2016-17 season with two more wins today on their home court against their Bay Area rivals, the BORP Crushers. Great team play by all contributed to the two wins. The first game finished with a 5-1 Steamrollers win after an early opening goal by the BORP Crushers. The second game was much tougher with a stronger defensive scheme demonstrated by the Crushers, but the Steamrollers still prevailed in a 2-1 victory.
The Steamrollers have one more away match in Fresno on May 6th, and their remaining games will be in their home gym at the Bascom Community Center. Come cheer on the Steamrollers at home on May 20th and June 3rd as they make their final preparations for their National Tournament being hosted in Indianapolis, IN on June 16-18.