BCF United soccer team wins NRU championship in overtime
BCF United defeated DPR 2-1 in overtime to take the New River United Adult Sport League championship.
BCF was 6-1-1 during the regular season and was seeded second in the tournament. After solid wins over the Black Knights and FC Fusion in the first round and semifinals, BCF faced a stiff challenge from DPR.
DPR had a slight upper-hand during the first half and scored first, taking a 1-0 lead at about the 12-minute mark. BCF began to take over the game late in the half and into the second half, getting the equalizer from Phil Lambert at the 65-minute mark. Both teams had further opportunities, but regulation time ended in a 1-1 tie. After a scoreless first overtime period, BCF got the game winner from Zack Biskaduros at 96 minutes.
Pictured are (back row) Greg LaPlante, Kevin Buffardi, Mike Gustavson, Craig Morris, Javier Schloemann, Colin Maurer, Charlie McRaven, Daniel Jakubisin, and (front row) Phil Lambert, Mat Grove, Josh Storms, Ed Dobyns, Zack Biskaduros, Mike Buehrer, and Tim Apisa. Not pictured: Eric Anderson, Chris Poirel and Chris Williams.
– Submitted by Mike Buehrer
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