Ballistic United's U10 Select team started off the season's first tournament last weekend with some great team play in four matches at the Walnut Creek Summerfest tournament, finishing off with two wins and two losses.
The first match was played against Mustang Revolutions on Saturday. However, the Revolutions team proved to be quite strong to overcome and the BUSC team lost 1-6. The lone goal was netted by Jack Jupina.
The Hayward Cachorros was the next team that was taken on by BUSC U10, with Jupina scoring a hat-trick that led to a 5-3 victory over the Cachorros.
On Sunday, BUSC challenged the Walnut Creek Extreme, winning the game with four goals to none by the Extreme. Once again, Jupina scored the most with Ethan Allavarpu also scoring a goal. In a second game, this time against the Walnut Creek Fury, BUSC U10 made an early goal but finally lost to the might of Fury, 1-2.
During the tournament, goals also were made by Allavarpu, Hunter McDaniel, Rajeev Thundiyil and David Tovar. BUSC players performed very well overall in all aspects of the game – offense, defense, passing, control of the ball, goal-keeping and more. U10 goalkeepers Nathan Samuli and Max Maratsos put in their best to block the opposing teams' powerful offense. Jack Bessiere, William Busch, Andrew Pilch and Zander Franco provided the fortress like defense that made sure that the opponents were frustrated in their attacks.
Players on the Ballistic United's U10 Select team are Andrew Pilch(20), David Tovar(10), Ethan Allavarpu(9), Hunter McDaniel(50), Jack Jupina(12), Jack Bessiere(30), Max Maratsos(2), Nathan Samuli(36), Rajeev Thundiyil(15), William Busch(3), Zander Franco(7).
The team is coached by Jason Maratsos with Derek Pilch serving as team manager and Todd McDaniel as the assistant coach.