Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Soccer Club hosted the Solstice Cup Soccer Tournament over the weekend, crowning two champions in a wet and wild Sunday afternoon at Adair Kennedy Field.
The tournament kicked off the club’s summer with their first event since the coronavirus pandemic stifled club activities last year.
The format was seven-versus-seven small-sided soccer play that featured 78 youth players from four elementary (third to fifth grade) teams and three middle school teams.
The play was free of charge to anyone signing up and featured local high school stars included in some of the officiating action and on some of the coaching staffs.
Action began on Friday and warmed up in the heat Saturday that included a club barbecue. Both divisions played each team twice in a round robin format through Saturday.
Action continued on Sunday with a single-elimination championship.
In the elementary division Argentina defeated Brazil 4-2.
The Argentina roster included Mia Alexander, Colin Daniels, Camden Elledge, Andrew Erickson, Baila Ouellette, Brigitte Oullette, Tanner Schultz, Caleb Scussel, Matthew Shockley and coaches Owen Adams and Nicki Schultz.
Brazil included Caleb Demmert, Momar Diouf, Jayce McDonald-Cox, Alex Mueca, Avery Nichols, Aaron Reiter, Oliver Rogers, Grace Rumsey, Clara Van Kirk, Hendrik Van Kirk and coach Moctar Diouf.
In the middle school division Portugal defeated the Netherlands 6-1.
The Portugal roster included Piper Blackgoat Diehl, Kai Ciambor, Kajson Cunningham, Ibrahima Diouf, Deakin Hutchins, Clairee Overson, Shiva Shannara, Ivan Shockley, Ethan Van Kirk, Shem Stitz and coach Wallace Adams.
The Netherlands included Tearamae Alexander, Kellen Chester, Isaac Hill, Atagan Hood, Alder Couette, Elijah Keaton, Calvin Landvik, Sam Mason, Milina Mason, Owen Rumsey, Oden Sprague, Tuvy Ly, and coaches Deakin Hutchins and Tulio Fontanella.
Other tournament teams included Italy with Aaron Burke, Kai Fisk, Nayeli Hood, Jackson Howard, Kinley Johns, Zachary Lagerquist, Kai Mesdag, Carter Orsborn, Kaia Mangaccat and coach Willy Dodd; The USA with Zoe Tagsip, Parker Katasse, Crosby Landvik, Joseph Larue, Serena Partinico Vigil, Sorin Riutta, Hailey Romero, Beckham, Selvig-Baker, Brook Taintor, Madeline Tingey, Alexander Tripp and coach Phil Subeldia; and France with Maddox Carroll, Michael Larue, Emmett Mesdag, Ahmir Parker, Riley Schultz, Achilles Sinclair, Sage Shultz, Alyssa Travis, Natalie Travis, Marcus Woods, Christian Brown and coach Nicki Schultz.