For Immediate Release
May 13th, 2015
FC Wisconsin U16 NPL Wins Novi Jaguar College Invitational
Germantown, WI, May 13, 2015, – The FC Wisconsin Nationals U16 NPL team had a great showing this past weekend at the Novi Jaguar College Invitational. Playing up at the U17 age group the team produced an excellent weekend of soccer going 4-0 and bringing home the championship trophy.
The team who are currently also pushing for an NPL play-off berth showed great character in coming from behind in multiple games including the final to win the championship game.
The first game saw FC Wisconsin square off against Pacesetters FC and within 20 seconds of the kick-off Christian Tyrpak showed the teams intent by putting FC ahead with a far post finish. Will Springer added to the score line with a far post strike along the right side. After Pacesetters pulled a goal back, Ryan Callen would finish off the scoring with a left footed shot from distance to seal the 3-1 victory.
The 2nd game of the day saw the boys take on a strong Grand Rapids Crew team who had won their previous game 7-1 that morning. The boys started the game sluggishly and by half-time found themselves down 3-0.
A stern talking to at half-time seemed to have the desired affect. As within 10 minutes of the 2nd half, a goal from Christian Tyrpak and a Ryan Callen penalty brought the score back to 3-2. The Crew would respond by earning a penalty, which they converted to take a 4-2 lead. However; the boys would not be denied and Christian Tyrpak would score again from a Will Springer assist to make the game 4-3. Tyrpak would then win another penalty, which Callen duly converted to tie the game at 4-4, his 2nd penalty of the game. In the dying moments of the game, a free-kick played into the box by Andy Golden was met by a great header by Callen which sealed his hat-trick and won the game for the boys 5-4.
Sunday saw the team take on PSG FC Nova and in a tight affair FC Wisconsin took the 2-1 win with goals from Christian Tyrpak and Henry Brzycki to seal a place in the Championship game that afternoon.
The championship game saw the team take on the Michigan Alliance who were also 3-0 for the weekend. In a tight first half where the boys played some good possession soccer they were unfortunate to again find them selves trailing at half-time 1-0. The boys were not to be outdone though and goals from Will Springer, Christian Tyrpak (his 5th goal of the weekend), Lukas Yahr and Jared Thompson sealed the 4-1 win to take the Championship.
“It was a great weekend of soccer, and the boys showed that they were able to come from behind to get results. Fighting back from 3-0 down to come back and win 5-4 showed unbelievable character from the team and will be remembered for a long time “. Stated Coach Joey Marasco
“It has been extremely pleasing to see the boys commitment and dedication to wanting to improve their games so far this season. The improvement that has taken place with this team is also testament to the clubs collaborative coaching model and commitment to true player development.”