Sobo Dominators Soccer Teams Win U9 and U10 Fallston Cup

| December 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

Following the South Baltimore Youth Soccer League (SBYSL) season, a group of local dads put together two teams, called the “Sobo Dominators,” to compete in the Fallston Cup. The Sobo Dominators U9 and U10 teams both won Fallston Cup titles.

The teams were sponsored by Shotti’s Point. U9 Coach Matthew Shudtz said, “We also want to be sure to thank Kristie Bukowski at Shotti’s Point. She’s been buying these kids special jerseys for the tournaments so they can represent the neighborhood as Sobo Dominators. It’s a special thing to have her support for keeping kids active and strengthening the community.”

Shudtz added, “The thing I want to make sure we emphasize is that these are a bunch of kids who have benefited greatly from the SBYSL — the coaches and many volunteers who keep that important community institution going. All of the kids play in SBYSL and have built both skills and friendships through many seasons playing down there.”

Shudtz recapped the tournament saying:

As far as individual athletic highlights go, both teams had starting keepers who did an incredible job of keeping the ball out of the back of the net — Charlie Hoehlein for the U9 team, and Kaden Kulesz for the U10 team. Lucas Passarella was the top goal scorer for the U9 team and Kevin Shudtz was the top scorer for the U10 team.

The U10 team cruised through their bracket and into the championship game, capping the tournament with a 5-0 win featuring a hat trick by Kevin Shudtz.

The U9 team battled through three tight games to reach the championship, where their perseverance paid off with a come-from-behind 4-2 victory.

U10 Coach Mike Jenkins provided the following update:

Top Goal Scorer was Kevin Shudtz (7 goals in the tournament with 3 in championship game)

Others to recognize with awesome goals scored totals:

Ryan Shea – 5 goals
Ardy Scholz – 4 goals
Andy Schmittdiel – 4 goals

I would like to give a special recognition to our defensive unit — Tyler Castro and Daxton Parr. These 2 athletes were remarkable defensively which created so many scoring opportunities in transition. We could not have had the success of out scoring our opponents 23 – 1 that weekend without their stellar defense.

In addition, Kaden Kulesz stopped every threat allowing only 1 goal by him for the tournament!

Just to reiterate — the tremendous growth and player development these athletes achieved this season in our rec program was ever present that weekend!

U9 roster:

Will Boyd
Jack Daley
Connor Delaney
Henry Durbin
Austin Firehock
Grayson Ho
Charlie Hoehlein
Harrison Ludtke
Lucas Passarella
Brendan Shudtz
Nick Tran

U10 roster:

Mac Adams
Tyler Castro
Cameron Fiatagaluia
Will Herrfeldt
Ben Jenkins
Kaden Kulesz
Daxton Parr
Andy Schmittdiel
Ardy Scholz
Ryan Shea
Kevin Shudtz
Henry Wahl

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