News 2010 Details

9/6/2010

Wanderers’ U9 Select Boys Thornhill Challenge Cup Finalists

 The U9 boys “B” team completed its regular season schedule with just one loss in its last five games. Feeling good about its recent success, this first year select soccer team entered the Thornhill Challenge Cup Tournament August 21 weekend.
In its first game, Bolton met Dixie and held the All Stars off the score sheet to record a 3-0 win.  Adrian Baldassarra had two goals including a beautiful header that delighted spectators.  Vincent Valente also scored for the Wanderers.  Matteo Zaffino earned the shut out.

Game two saw Whitchurch-Stouffville surprise Bolton with an early goal; however the real surprise was yet to come – a relentless attack from the Wanderers!   Four goals came from Valente and two each from Tristan Quattropani and Massimo Galluzzo in an 8-2 victory.

Saturday’s most interesting match was with the Whitby Iroquois.  Like Bolton, Whitby had thus far gone undefeated.  The winner of the game would move onto the semi-final.   Bolton’s backline of Bilal Mahmood, Joshua Paterson and Antonio Aquino were solid throughout the contest. On the attack,  Andrew DoPaco, Quattropani and Galluzzo shined for the Wanderers – each collecting a goal in a 3-1 win which pushed Bolton through to the semi-finals against regular season league rivals, Brampton East – a team the Wanderers had yet to defeat this season.   

On a soggy Sunday morning, the teams were dead-locked at one at the end of regulation time. Stamina proved the difference in extra time with Wanderers’ grinders like Julian Douglas and Xavier Borrelli working the flanks brilliantly.  Quattropani scored a hat trick to down Brampton 3-1 and earn Bolton a birth in the final against tournament host, Thornhill Thunder “A”.   

Along with Bolton, Thornhill had also won all its games to reach the final.  The Wanderers gave it their all on the wet field, but found themselves slipping behind 0-2 at the half.   “Take away space”, was the half time message, and Bolton executed with urgency using the soggy surface to advantage.  Slide tackles from Zaffino, Baldassarra, and Valente not only won the ball – but created scoring opportunities.  Adamo Calvano pulled Bolton within one.   However, with the clock winding down - one goal simply wasn’t enough.   Thornhill would prevail, and the Wanderers would take home silver.   

Congratulations to Gianni DiBenedetto, who earned the team MVP award (chosen by the Thornhill coaches) as well as the rest of the team which performed superbly and displayed sportsmanship throughout the tournament. They are: Vincent Valente, Antonio Aquino, Gianni DiBenedetto, Massimo Galluzzo, Tristan Quattropanni, Adamo Calvano, Matteo Zaffino, Andrew DoPaco, Adrian Baldassarra, Joshua Paterson, Julian Douglas, Bilal Mahmood, and Xavier Borrelli. 

Congratulations also go to the coaching staff - coach Angelo DiBenedetto, and assistant coaches, Pino Aquino and Carlo Zaffino - as well the team’s generous sponsors: Aquicon Construction, San Remo Lighting, GTA Electrical Contractors, Gift Craft, Newtron Group, Winmar Restoration, Oneil Electrical Supply, and IHL Hardware.

 

Special Thank you to our BWSC CORPORATE SPONSOR!


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