The Severna Park Fury took home the championship of the Gold flight of the Kirkwood Boys Premier Tournament June 15th 2014.
Front : Sam Farrell
Middle (L-R): Will Augustin, Keaton Bathras, Drew Belloff, Ryan Nelson, Evan Yeigh, Ian Musser, Marcus Trotman
Back (L-R): Head Coach Kenny Toma, Ryan Muldoon, Sam Kriel (C), Andrew Meyers, Jayshawn Valencia, Griffin Bathras, Jack Goode, Kevin Kobosko, Maxim Murphy, Michael Moore, Clint Strehl, Coach Mike Kriel
Not Pictured: Assistant Coach Paul Kowalewski, Team Manager Mike Murphy
The Fury's first opponent in group play was Kirkwood Revolution (DE), #2 in Delaware. The Fury dominated possession for most of the game and eventually being awared a PK in the second half. Sam Kriel calmly put it away for what turned out to be the game winner. 1-0.
The Fury then faced Jersey Shore Boca Jr FC Juniors (NJ). This game proved more physical and more back and forth. Clint Strehl put away 3 goals by beating the back line and Drew Meyers put one away in similar fashion to give the Fury a 4-3 win in a grueling midday battle.
The Fury faced Delran SC Avengers (NJ) in the semi-finals and put them away 4-0 with goals from Drew Meyers, Clint Strehl, Drew Belloff, and Evan Yeigh
The Fury faced Kirkwood Revolution one more time for the championship as they won the other semi-final. After two heartbreaking missed PKs the Fury found a way to put the game away with a beautiful cross from Ryan Muldoon to the waiting volley of Keaton Bathras into the back of the net. 1-0 one more time for the championship.
Through it all the Fury gave up only 3 goals in one game; the keeper, Sam Farrell, had three shut-outs. The outside midfield play of Michael Moore and Griffin Bathras helped the Fury maintain possession or win it back thus frustrating other teams time and again. The backline proved once again to be mostly impenetrable with outstanding play from outside backs Jayshawn Valencia, Marcus Trotman, Will Augustin and Ryan Nelson; center backs: Maxim Murphy, Jack Goode, Kevin Kobosko; holding midfielders: Evan Yeigh and Ian Musser.
The Fury have had a remarkable season after starting 0-2-2 in NCSL play the team finished out with 5 straight wins and finishing 2nd in NCSL Division 2. This assures the team will advance to Division 1 next season. The team also finished tied for 2nd in EDP Maps Elite South with signature wins over Buckingham (PAE) and Annandale (VA).
The Fury played 28 games this spring; 21 games were either a draw or a victory. The team scored 38 goals while giving up 25. Fourteen different players scored a goal this season. Eleven players (including the keeper had an assist this season). The Fury recorded 15 shutouts; ten of which were in the last 13 games.