Oct. 6, 2018 -- As the calendar turned to October, the rejuvenated Flash put a frustrating end of September behind them and notched two wins on the opening day of the Jack Walsh Tournament.
The Flash came out flying in game one, controlling play for most of the contest en route to a 7-1 win over the Whitpain Wolverines. The Flash got back-to-back goals from Brendan along with one from Tyler to take a 3-0 lead within the first six minutes of action. Jack and Kenny also tallied for the Flash, and Whitpain got on the board just before halftime to make it 5-1. In the second half, Aidan intercepted a goal kick and buried the shot to extend the Flash's lead. An unselfish play and pretty pass from Avinash set up Tyler for the game's final goal.
In the second game of the tourney, the Flash played their best game of the season thus far in a thrilling 1-0 victory against a talented PA Rush White squad. It was a complete team effort by the Flash on both sides of the ball, with every single player contributing to the win. Charlie was strong in net to record the clean sheet, including numerous saves on corner kicks. After a scoreless first half that featured multiple chances at both ends, a throw-in from Aidan and bicycle kick by Colin got Cody the ball in space on the left side. Cody dribbled in and fired a shot past the PA Rush goalie to give the Flash the advantage three minutes into the second half. Instead of sitting back and being content with the lead, the Flash kept up the attack. Brendan nearly gave the Flash their second goal with a shot off the crossbar, Jaxon had a chance in front of the net, and Kenny got free on a breakaway near the end of the game. PA Rush fought hard to the end, but the Flash defense held strong to close out the game and preserve the win.
Everyone on the Flash had a role in both wins. Grayson and Joey anchored the defense and stymied numerous attacks. Colin, Connor, Avinash, Aidan and Chase controlled play in the midfield on both sides of the ball. Tyler, Brendan, Cody and Kenny were relentless on the attack. And Charlie, Jaxon and Jack stood tall in net. The Flash have their final game of group play Sunday at 10 am against Lower Merion, with a chance to capture their group and advance to the semifinals.