Chaos reigns for VSL title
Published 11:10 pm Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Suffolk Chaos won its first divisional championship in the Virginia Soccer League with a hard-fought, well-played 2-1 win over Smithfield on Sunday.
The Chaos is a U13 boys travel team affiliated with Suffolk Youth Athletic Association.
Suffolk entered the VSL and travel soccer in the fall of 2009 as a U12 team. Suffolk won the top division of the Capital Cup Tournament in Richmond during Memorial Day Weekend and the Sun Cup tournament in Virginia Beach in August.
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The Chaos came up one win short of winning a VSL divisional championship each of its last two seasons.
This fall, Suffolk completed league play with a 7-1 record, scoring 26 goals while allowing 11.
The Chaos played solid team soccer with 10 players scoring during the season. More important than the scoring though was how Suffolk improved its defense through the season.
After going unbeaten in the Sun Cup and the first four VSL games, Chaos lost 4-2 to the Richmond Strikers United in October.
With three league matches left against arguably the three best remaining teams, Chaos allowed only one goal the rest of the season.
Adam Worley, Nadim Barakat, Logan Montel, Jordan Brown, Greg Arcand and Joshua Ralston made up the defense with goalkeeper Matthew Goodwin.
The Suffolk Chaos draws players from Suffolk, Windsor and Chesapeake. Every Suffolk middle school is represented with at least one team member. The team looks forward to building toward the spring season and a higher caliber division of VSL and tournaments.