The big end-of-season Lodi tournament is coming up! This one is huge and ridiculous. There are usually something like 300 teams competing over the course of the weekend, so parking and getting to and from the fields are even more of a pain than usual. Leave lots of extra time for arrival and parking, if you plan to attend. Plus, it's usually 20 degrees and slushing sideways. Hopefully this year the weather will cooperate. It's actually been a surprisingly mild fall so far, so there's still a chance!
On Saturday (10/25) we'll be playing two games:
8:00 AM vs. Croatia Cleve - Field ?
11:45 AM vs. Excalibur - Field ?
On Sunday (10/26), we will be playing at least one game:
10:30 AM vs. SVA - Field ?
The final will be Sunday afternoon:
2:15 PM Bracket A vs. Bracket B - Field ?
For the first time in a long time, there is a very real chance that we will be playing in that game! Last weekend the boys finished their regular season play with two big wins (5-1 and 7-1, including a beautiful goal by Brendan off of a header in the second game), for a final record of 5-2-0!!! This season we already beat both Croatia and SVA once during the regular season, so if the boys can replicate that and hold their own against Excalibur (who we've never played before), then they can probably secure themselves a place in the final!
Also, as you notice, I don't have field assignments just yet. Even if I did, if I recall correctly, they temporarily re-number the fields for this tournament, so it wouldn't mean anything to you until you get there to the complex. I'll provide updates as information becomes more available.