HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hitchcock Field was the host site of the Annual South Bergen Soccer League U10/D5 Playoff Tournament last weekend. The tournament consisted of teams from Hasbrouck Heights, Carlstadt, North Arlington, and Rutherford. All teams play in a round robin qualification round that was based on regular season results.
The competition in the girls' tournament was intense and the final four teams were #1 East Rutherford Bellavia Chevrolet, #2 North Arlington Sandra's Hair Design, #3 Hasbrouck Heights Houlihan's and #4 North Arlington City Tropics.
In the semi-finals, top ranked East Rutherford defeated North Arlington City Tropics, and North Arlington Sandra's Hair Design defeated Hasbrouck Heights.
North Arlington went on to upset East Rutherford 6-0 to win the championship.
On the boys side, the competition was fierce and the final four teams were #1 Hasbrouck Heights DCH Montclair #2Hasbrouck Heights Quench Irrigation, #3 Hasbrouck Heights Kouletas Painting and #4 East Rutherford/East Rutherford Roofing.
In the semi-final round. Hasbrouck Heights DCH Montclair defeated East Rutherford/East Rutherford Roofing and Hasbrouck Heights Quench Irrigation was defeated by Hasbrouck Heights Kouletas Painting.
The finals saw a battle of two Hasbrouck Heights teams, as Hasbrouck Heights DCH Montclair defeated Hasbrouck Heights Kouletas Painting. 7-2 to win the championship.
"We want the kids to get the experience of playing in a fun tournament," said Michael Karcic, president of the Hasbrouck Heights Soccer Association. "Tournaments can be a great time to teach the kids the great game of soccer as well as having a great day playing the sport. It teaches the kids how vital endurance and patience is part of the game."
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