02/22/2017 2:03 PM
FLASH ACADEMY ENJOYS SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND IN HOUSTON
Weekend Cut Short Due to Inclement Weather
HOUSTON, TX (February 22, 2017) --- The Western New York Flash Academy 98/99, 00, 01, and 02 teams have returned to the Buffalo metro area Monday after a successful weekend in Houston, Texas, for the ECNL Showcase event.
It was the first ECNL event ever for the 98/99 and 02 teams, and the second event for the 00 and 01's, who played in the ECNL showcase down in Sanford, Florida, over the holidays in December.
All teams were scheduled for three games but unfortunately were only able to complete two matches due to inclement weather in the Houston area on Sunday.
"Obviously we were disappointed to not play all three games, but the experience that our teams gained in this showcase will be extremely valuable as we head into league play this spring,” Director of Coaching Rob Ferguson said. “The level of play was extremely high and allowed us to assess our teams strengths and weaknesses against top ECNL clubs before April. In addition, the exposure the players received from college coaches was second to none."
The 00's split their games, winning one and dropping the other. The 02's drew on Saturday morning and fell on Sunday morning, while the 01's fell in both of their matches. The 98/99 group went undefeated, winning one match and drawing one.
Stay tuned to the WNY Flash social media feed and website for more updates on upcoming events on all of our teams as we eagerly await spring for more outdoor play, leagues and tournaments.