B99 Team Collects Two summer Tournament Wins
Coming off a championship season in 2015, the B99 Storm team is off to another fast start this year with two tournament wins in the past six weeks.
Under Coach Moe Mashhadi, the team has won six of its past seven tournament games and collected titles in the Pegasus Cup in San Diego on June 24, The boys beat San Diego SC navy ellite 3 to 1 and the Dave Shelton Memorial Cup in Escondido. On July 17, the team beat the Valley Center Hurricanes 2-1 in the Shelton Cup championship match, avenging a 2-1 loss just an hour earlier.
“Most of these players have been together for several years now, and we are starting to see them reach their potential,” Mashhadi said. “They showed great determination in the Shelton Cup with two one-goal wins, and I’m hopeful that will translate into more victories as we take on top teams from across Southern California.”
Mashhadi’s team went undefeated last season to take first place in the San Diego Developmental Academy’s Flight 1. For 2016, the team has added a few key players due to the new age brackets. The additions have delivered more scoring punch and provided more depth along the defensive line.
Before the regular season begins this fall, the B99 team is preparing to test its mettle in two nationally ranked tournaments in Orange County. “It’s only going to get tougher,” Mashhadi said. “We’re going to need every player at peak performance to maintain our streak.”