ALL GAMES AT WAKEMAN — NEW SITE!
BE READY TO START AT 6:15 PM SHARP! — EVERYONE MUST BRING A BALL and wear the correct color t-shirt!
August 4: A very energetic and tight Israel team — seeded 1st — won the 2021 Watermelon Cup title, 5-3 over Norway. Two goals by Max Udell, and solo strikes by Caleb Tobias, Alan Fiore and Chester Glenn — along with stellar goalkeeping by Clemson University commit Paddy Donovan — sparked captain Jackson Hochhauser’s side to victory. The goal of the day, though, came from Norway’s Patricio Perez Elorza, off a feed from Kurt Dasbach.
Congratulations to the victors: Jackson Hochhauser (captain), Surya Balaji, Paddy Donovan, Haran Eiger, Alan Fiore, Chester Glenn, Alex Laskin, Spencer Levine, Patrick Ostbye, Caleb Tobias, Adam Udell, Max Udell and Omeed.
July 28: For the first time in Watermelon Cup history, all 6 teams entered the final 2 matches of the regular season with a chance to qualify for next week’s playoffs. The last game pitted the 2 remaining hopefuls. Iceland and Italy drew, giving Iceland — with a record 3 ties this year — the 4th and final spot. The last game also saw the top 2 teams battle it out for the first seed; Norway won that contest over Brazil.
The semifinal match-ups next Wednesday: #1 Norway vs. #4 Iceland; #2 Brazil vs. #3 Israel. The finals follow immediately after.
Results: France 4, Norway 1; Iceland 4, Israel 1; Brazil 4, Italy 3
Norway 6, Brazil 1; Israel 6, Italy 0; France 1, Iceland 1
July 21: With Italy winning again, and Iceland tying twice, there’s an interesting scenario entering the final week of regular season play. Norway, Brazil and Israel have clinched 3 of the 4 playoff spots — but Iceland, France and Italy all have a shot at the 4th and final slot.
Results: Brazil 4, Israel 3; Iceland 6, Norway 6; Italy 5, France 3
Israel 6, France 2; Norway 2, Italy 1; Brazil 5, Iceland 5
July 14: There was an all-time record turnout of players. Italy picked up its first point. Norway won twice. Current and former Staples coaches Kurt Dasbach, Chris O’Dell, Russell Oost-Lievense, Emerson Anvari and Patricio Perez Elorza all scored.
Results: Israel 4, Italy 3; Iceland 4, France 1; Norway 2, Brazil 1.
Brazil 5, France 3; Norway 6, Israel 4; Italy 5, Iceland 4.
July 7: Norway and Brazil were double winners. Italy is still searching for that elusive first victory.
Results: Norway 7, Italy 4; France 3, Israel 2; Brazil 5, Iceland 4.
Israel 8, Iceland 4; Norwalk 4, France 3; Brazil 7, Italy 6.
June 30: Opening night saw only one double winner (Israel) and one winless team (Italy). It was a good first night, and the new venue — Wakeman — works well.
Results: Brazil 6, France 4; Iceland 9, Italy 1; Israel 5, Norway 1.
Norway 5, Iceland 4; France 5, Italy 4; Israel 5, Brazil 2.
Murilo Moreno (captain)
Reese Watkins (captain)
Jack Foster (captain)
Lau ten Cate
Jackson Hochhauser (captain)
Bruno Guiduli (captain)
Ryan Thomas (captain)
Patricio Perez Elorza
SCHEDULE — ALL GAMES AT WAKEMAN — NEW SITE! BE READY TO START AT 6:15 PM SHARP! — EVERYONE MUST BRING A BALL and the correct color t-shirt!
Wed., June 30: Brazil-France; Iceland-Italy; Norway-Israel
Iceland-Norway; Italy-France; Brazil-Israel
Wed., July 7: Italy-Norway; France-Israel; Brazil-Iceland
Israel-Iceland; Norway-France; Italy-Brazil
Wed., July 14: Israel-Italy; France-Iceland; Norway-Brazil
Iceland-Italy; Brazil-France; Norway-Israel
Wed., July 21: Brazil-Israel; Iceland-Norway; Italy-France
Djibouti-Israel; Italy-Norway; Brazil-Iceland
Wed., July 28: Norway-France; Israel-England; Brazil-Italy
Norway-Brazil; Israel-Italy; France-England
Wed., August 4: Semifinals and finals
RULES — All games at WAKEMAN — Be there ready to start at 6:15 pm sharp! — Everyone must bring a ball!
1) 20-minute halves, running time. Approximately 5-10 minute halftime. Shin guards are mandatory.
2) 6-v-6 plus 1 keeper; if both teams agree, they can play 7-v-7 plus 1 keeper. Keepers may use their hands WITHIN REASONABLE AREAS. Subs may enter on any out-of-bounds or dead ball; no subbing on the fly.
3) No referees; call your own fouls. No penalty kicks. Watermelon Cup administrators* will be in attendance at all games, and may eject or ban players for egregious or repeated fouls.
4) No offsides, though goal-hanging is severely discouraged. This is the Watermelon Cup; if you can’t play defense as well as offense, find another sport.
5) 3 points for a win; 1 for a tie.
6) *Watermelon Cup administrators: Dan Woog, Kurt Dasbach. Yes, Dasbach plays. He’s a very fair guy. This isn’t the Supreme Court. Get over it.