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Kingdom Crush Become First Lake Region Team to Win Essex United Tournament

June 27, 2012

Front Row L-R: Isaiah Braithwaite, Dawson Stebbins, Evan Inkel, Noah Royer, Chad Royer, Matthew Menard, Asom Hayman-Jones. Back Row L-R: Coach Jason Kennedy, Liam Kennedy, Garret Gile, Rian Hayman-Jones, Mathew Lawler, Brady Perron, Riley Urie, Coach Brad Urie. Photo Jethro Hayman

The Kingdom Crush soccer club accomplished something this past weekend no team from Lake Region has ever done before.
The Crush won the Essex United Soccer Tournament, the largest tourney of its’ kind in the state.
The two day soccer bonanza featured teams from VT, NY, CT and NH. Their performance over the weekend capped off a perfect 13-0 season.
Winning five soccer games in two days, including 3 hours of games on Sunday, required the contribution of every player to overcome the grueling heat and tough competition.
In the finale´, the Crush defeated Rutland's Summit Football Club 2-1 to take the championship. Lake Region’s varsity boys’ coach Tom Evans accompanied the team and was very impressed with the teams’ performance. As he looks towards the Rangers’ soccer future, Evans said he is eager to see the boys play at the high school level.

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