This weekend in Branson, Missouri 19 of the Demize Soccer Academy and Lady Demize Academy teams competed in the annual Branson Futsal Shootout held at the Branson Convention Center. Over 70 futsal games culminated in 13 teams reaching the semi-final or knockout rounds.
Congratulations to the Demize Academy 2003 White, the Demize Acadmey 05/06 White, and the Demize Academy 2007 teams that made the semi-finals.
The Lady Demize 2006 championship match was one to remember with regulation seeing the game tied 2-2 and after five minutes of overtime the championship was determined by penalties. Unfortunately 2006 girls fell just short of back to back to back championships for the third straight year.
The Lady Demize 04/05 also reached the finals and had a rocky start falling behind 6-1 at halftime. But instead of folding the team showed great resolve roaring back to score 7 goals in the second half. The game ended with them falling just short against the defending champions from last years tournament with a final score of 8-10.
The following teams were crowned as the champions:
Demize Academy 2011 (U9)
Nationals Demize Academy 2010 (U10)
Demize Academy 2009 (U11)
Demize Academy 2008 Navy (U12)
Demize Academy 2005/2006 (U14/15) PKS
Demize Academy 2004 (U16)
Demize Academy Navy 2003 (U17)
Thank you to all of our Demize coaches and managers that helped to make this event another great success as well as a big thank you to all of our Demize families.