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Six Sandpoint Strikers FC teams medal at Pend Oreille Cup

by MAX OSWALD
Hagadone News Network | September 13, 2023 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT – Over 130 teams from Idaho, Washington, Montana, and Canada competed in the 42nd annual Pend Oreille Cup held Sept. 8-10 on various fields throughout Sandpoint. Sandpoint Strikers FC teams, ranging from 8U to 18U, took home plenty of medals from the tournament.

Boys

Sandpoint Strikers FC U8 Black went 2-2-0 and received silver medals for their efforts in Bracket A. The team defeated Timber-Thorns North FC White (7-0) and the Spokane Rapids (4-1).

Sandpoint Strikers FC U10 went 3-1-0 and received gold medals for their efforts in the Gold Bracket. The team defeated Missoula Surf (2-1), Spokane Sounders North (6-2), and beat the Missoula Surf again (4-2).

Sandpoint Strikers FC U11 went 3-1-0 and received gold medals for their efforts in the Gold Bracket. The team defeated the Spokane Sounders Valley Rave (8-2), Flathead Valley United (3-0) and 90+ Project SC (2-0).

Sandpoint Strikers FC U12 went 2-2-0 and received silver medals for their efforts in the Gold Bracket. The team defeated the Spokane Sounders - Pingrey (3-2) and Flathead Valley United FC (3-0).

Girls

Sandpoint Strikers FC U11 Red went 2-1-0 and received silver medals for their efforts in the Gold Bracket. The team defeated Eastern Washington Surf Black (5-0) and WE Surf Premier (8-0).

Sandpoint Strikers FC U14/U15 went 2-2-0 and received silver medals for their efforts in the Gold Bracket. The team, coached by Jon VanGesen, defeated Eastern Washington Surf (4-1) and Missoula Strikers FC (1-0). The girls battled hard, but fell 4-0 in the championship against a talented FC Missoula team. The team consists of players from Bonners Ferry, Naples, Sandpoint, and Coeur d’Alene.

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The Sandpoint Strikers FC U12 boys team poses for a photo with their silver medals from the Pend Oreille Cup.

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The Sandpoint Strikers FC U11 girls team poses for a photo with their silver medals from the Pend Oreille Cup.

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The Sandpoint Strikers FC U11 boys team poses for a photo with their gold medals from the Pend Oreille Cup.

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The Sandpoint Strikers FC U10 boys team poses for a photo with their gold medals from the Pend Oreille Cup.

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The Sandpoint Strikers FC U8 (Black) boys team poses for a photo after a game at the Pend Oreille Cup. The boys took home silver medals.