Team USA has done it again.
The college-age team — with a core group of Staples 2007 graduates, supplemented by other years — won its 3rd Watermelon Cup in 4 years tonight at Long Lots. The only time USA did not win was last year — when the squad was broken up, to make competition fairer for everyone.
USA’s victory marks its 2nd title in 3 days. On Monday at Wakeman, the side captured the Super Watermelon Liga crown.
After an undefeated (1 tie) regular season, USA got a late goal to defeat Somalia in the semifinals. That score was 2-1.
Brazil captured the other semifinal, 5-3 over Netherlands.
The final match was well-played, and very competitive. Nicky Hoberman scored the 1st goal, then assisted on the 2nd (a rebound shot by Matt Sych).
Other members of USA’s championship team were Brad Green, Matt Hammer, Brett Kaplan, Ben King, Jackson Lesser, Michael McCarthy, Alex McDowell, Chris Meinke, Dave Sharpe, Mike Smith and Craig Wolgast.
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