2wins Joel Tomson Tournament

  • Joel Tomson Memorial 9/24- 9/25
    Joel Tomson Memorial:

    Day 1 results

        FDR   2   Kingston 1 (2nd overtime )

        Carmel 2  Pine Bush 1

    Goals: Matt Koziol, Mike Pagano (both unassisted)

    Saves: Mike Bojko (5)

    Coaches Notes: Games like this one build character.  We had numerous scoring opportunities and out played Kingston for most of the game and yet we still had to find a way to win in overtime.  That's the most important part of this game.....we found a way to win.  You guys are starting to show that no matter how well we play or how well the opposing team plays that we will always fight with everything we have to win the game.  I was proud of the effort that all of you who played put in to this game.  I think you now have a better understanding of my pre-game speech after witnessing today's game.  What memory will you take from this game?  Aside from the great goals and game-saving saves, my memory will be the way you guys walked off of the field.  Many of you with drenched, dirty, and bloody shorts and jerseys, exhausted looks on your face, but still having just enough left to smile and feel proud of your win.  You left it all on the field, and I will never forget your relentless fight and pursuit of victory.

    Day 2

        FDR 4   Carmel  1

        Joel Tomson Tournament Champs - FDR


    Division 0-0-0

    League  3-0-0

    Overall  6-0-0

    Poughkeepsie Journal 9/25/2010

    Boys soccer roundup: Roosevelt honors late coach with win

    Mike Pagano scored at 6:09 of the second overtime on a rebound of a Patrick Noonan shot as the Franklin D. Roosevelt High School boys soccer team defeated Kingston 2-1 at the first day of the fifth annual Joel Tomson Memorial Tournament in Hyde Park on Friday.

    Tomson coached the Presidents to the Mid-Hudson Athletic League title on Oct. 25, 2003, while suffering from terminal cancer that spread from his lungs to his bones. He died on Dec. 12 of that year at age 54.

    "I spoke to the team before the game about memories and how it's a memorial tournament in honor of Joel Tomson," Roosevelt coach Dan Cowan said.

    Matt Koziol tied the score at 1-1 for Roosevelt (5-0) at 5:05 of the second half. Presidents goalkeeper Mike Bojko made five saves.

    Roosevelt won a game in last year's tournament after falling behind 2-0.

    "I didn't think they'd give me another memory," Cowan said. "We are happy and we are proud to get this win for Joel Tomson."

    Roosevelt will host Carmel in its second game of the tournament today at 10 a.m. Carmel defeated Pine Bush 2-1.

    Poughkeepsie Journal 9/26/2010

    High school roundup:

    Boys soccer

    Pat Noonan and Yury Wajda collected two goals and an assist apiece as Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Carmel 4-1 in Hyde Park to finish the Joel Tomson Memorial Tournament with a 2-0 record

    The Presidents remain unbeaten in the tournament that began in 2006.

    "I thought the guys had fight in them after a tough overtime game (Friday),'' Roosevelt coach Dan Cowan said. "They played simple and passed the ball very well.''