Posted March 11, 2013
98 Blue Boys: A team in transition
Congratulations to Coach Tatum Bourque's 98 Boys team on its first win of the season, a 3-1 triumph over HSA, on Sunday (March 10). Wins have been tough to come by, but it isn’t for a lack of trying. After all, the team lost starting goalkeeper Joseph Hovis to a fractured hand in the second week of the season, and Noah Gadd has had to step in and learn the position. Hovis, meanwhile, has been able to transfer out of goal to play in the field—alongside regulars Jake Siders, George McKee and Locke McKenzie. Coach Bourque, who took over coaching duties from Seth Lowther after the winter campaign, has been pleased—but continues to look at the long-term. “Although it's our first win, we have had a few opportunities to get results but have fallen short in the final minutes of games,” said the longtime GUSC coach. “The team has done a nice job transitioning with our coaching change during the winter break and has been competitive in all games played to this point.”
During Sunday’s match, the players seated on the bench watched intently as the team played an up-tempo style. “I feel like we’re gonna get one today,” said speedster Austin Goode to his teammates. Turns out, the kid is a visionary. Added Coach Bourque: “As a coach, I am quite proud of the effort made by all of my players.”
Post date: Feb. 4, 2013:
U16 Boys CSA ~ Adidas Cup Champions!
Congratulations to Coach Seth Lowther and the U16 boys team. The boys posted a 3-0-1 record and brought home the first place trophy by winning their champinship game 0-0 (3-2 in penalty kicks).
Posted Nov. 20, 2012
U11 Boys Classic Fare Well at Lake Norman Tournament
Coach Joel Webb’s U11 Boys Classic team fared well at the 2012 Lake Norman Fall Classic, earning runner-up status in their division, giving the coach the feeling that all that training continues to pay off. “The first half of the season was an adventure getting to know the boys and their soccer styles,” said Webb, who returned to GUSC after two years. “They are starting to understand the game more and looking to pass more and not dribble as much. We have to keep working hard and the end product should be fun to watch and I look forward to watching the team develop.” Add assistant coach David Hooks: “The boys played four quality games,” he said. “Their growth from August until now has been tremendous.”
POST Date Oct. 2, 2012: Congratulations to Gaston United’s U12 Girls, coached by Anna Donaldson, on winning the 24th annual St. Francis Sports Medicine CESA tournament in Greenville, SC at the end of Septmber. The girls won the championship game 2-1 against the Lady Galaxy from Greenville, Tenn. See article from The Gaston Gazette
POSTED: Sept. 27, 2012: Coach Tatum Bourque’s U17 Girls played against Belmont Abbey’s reserve women’s team on Sept. 26. The friendly match, won by the Abbey 4-1, was competitive, but more importantly, was a great experience for Bourque’s team. “This match further shows that our partnership with the Abbey is strong, and nicely highlights our girls program,” says Bourque, a former All-American soccer player at the Abbey in the mid-90s and a GUSC coach for over a decade. For more about Coach Bourque and GUSC’s Girls Program, click here.
Posted: Sept. 6, 2012
GUSC’s U13 Boys, under first-year GUSC coach Jeremy McGovern, started their year off on a positive note, finishing second in their age group in the Twin City Tournament in Winston Salem. Congratulations, boys, and good luck this year.
Said Coach McGovern: "The boys did well in the first tournament of the year. They improved with each game, scoring 20 goals over both days. In the championship game, they came back to tie the game after falling behind twice, when a lot of teams would have given up. The team was able to establish a foundation to continue building on during the game, and the coaching staff is excited to see what they can achieve with their potential during the oncoming season."