The Newton PWA1 boys won the Pepsi Tournament of Champions held at the New England Sports Center April 15-17. Newton finished the tournament undefeated, 4-0-1, outscoring their opponents 25-10 over three days.
The Pepsi tournament hosted teams from all over New England and the team won the final game 5-3 against the strong club team Rinx from New York. Strong defense and shared goal tending from Brennan Redmond and Neil Seth guided the team to victory. The tournament win follows the division championship in the Valley League and runner-up placing in the Frank Bell Tournament held in February.
The Newton PW A1 team won the North National Championship defeating Brookline 4-1 in the finals on Saturday. The team finished the season overall, including parity rounds, with a record of 27-12-4, scoring 159 goals (60 more than the opposition). Jeremiah Poole scored six goals in the team’s three game playoff run including a hat trick against Hyde Park in the semi-final. The team’s defense only allowed four goals in the final six games of the season including three straight shut-out victories. Gage Tereau logged the game winner in the final on an end-to-end single-handed effort which was the second season in a row he scored the winning goal in the final contest. Great season for the PW A1 team!!!