VJW U-18 Team Finishes 2nd at Labor Day Tournament
Another team making headlines at the 14th Annual Massachusetts Tier I Labor Day Face-Off Invitational Tournament was the Valley Jr Warriors U-18 squad, which finished second at the popular event held during Labor Day weekend at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough. This marks the second straight year that Ken Cleary’s team came up just short of the championship title at the Labor Day Tournament, which features AAA, Tier 1 teams from across the nation. En route to its championship match, the Warriors cruised through the round-robin portion of the event by posting an untouchable and division-best record of five wins and zero losses. The Warriors outscored their opponents – which included the NH Monarchs, Baystate Breakers, West Seneca, Team Comcast – Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Viper Stars – by a 27-4 margin! The team’s semifinal contest pitted the Warriors against the South Shore Dynamos. The Warriors prevailed by a score of 5-4 to earn a spot in the championship finale against Team Comcast – Philadelphia. Although the Warriors were able to knock off Team Comcast by a score of 7-2 earlier in the championship, the team from Pennsylvania came out with something to prove as they pulled out a 5-4 victory to claim the title.