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Rovers win gold in Idaho
The Kootenay Rovers FC U11 boys went to Moscow, Idaho, last weekend, August 6 and 7, to participate in the Palouse Cup. They returned home as the tournament champions.
The boys had been to the same tournament as U10 team last year and finished in second place. The win this year earned them gold and it is the first gold medal as a team.
After the round robin, the Rovers were neck-to-neck with the Idaho Thunder from Spirit Lake. Both teams had no goals against, three wins and a tie and only a one goal difference gave the Rovers a slight lead going into the final where they defeated the two Pumas teams from Pullman, WA.
All games results from the Palouse Cup weekend - August 6 and 7:
Round Robin: Pumas (White) 0 - Rovers 4; Matrix Moscow United 0 - Rovers 10; Rovers 0 - Idaho Thunder 0; August Rush Pullman 0 - Rovers 3.
Semi-final: Rovers 2 - Pumas (White) 1; it was a intense game. The Pumas scored first in the first half, but the Rovers came back to tie the game to score another one in the second half for the win.
Final: Rovers 3 - Pumas (Green) 1; The Rovers got scored on first again, but passed well and worked as a team with determination for the win.