The 2012 fall soccer season got underway with the CSA Dog Days soccer tournament, August 17-19, and what a great season opening weekend it was for the BSC Eagles.
The Eagles are a u12 girls soccer team comprised of players from Brown, Clermont and Hamilton Counties, who play competitively for the Beechmont Soccer Club.
Competing against teams from CSA (Milford/Loveland), CUSA (Centerville), FOSC (Hamilton) and Ohio Elite (West Chester) the girls played some of their best soccer in their four-plus seasons as a team.
Passing, communication, and defense were on display throughout the weekend as the girls topped their division in goals scored (15), goals allowed (two) and went into the finale undefeated at 3-0.
Facing off against Ohio Elite in the final, the girls would again strike first just minutes into the match.
Their lead would hold until late in the half when OE would net the equalizer.
The game would remain tied until OE would gain the advantage about midway through the second half. It would be the last goal of the game and the weekend.
Several scoring opportunities for the Eagles were present throughout the match, including a beautiful redirect of a perfectly placed corner kick late in the game, but solid play from the opposing goalkeeper would keep the outcome of the match in favor of OE.
Although they would come up just short in the finale, the Eagles can hold their heads high. This was a wonderful weekend of soccer played by the girls.