Juneau Reign wrap up Scandinavian soccer tour

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Juneau Soccer Club Reign, an under-16 boys team, recently completed its Scandinavian adventure with a solid showing at the Norway Cup in Oslo, Norway.

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The Reign won one-of-three official games at the tournament, which lasted from July 30-Aug. 5.

The tournament featured 1,530 teams from 54 countries. The Reign were one of seven teams from the United States competing.

The Reign opened play on July 30 with a 4-0 victory over Norwegian team Staal Jorpeland. Aaron Badilla scored a hat trick and Ky Clark added a goal in the win. Joe Croteau, Joe Slagle and Andrew Sigler had assists in the win.

On July 31, the Reign fell 2-1 to Haugerud, a team located outside of Oslo. Sam Greely headed in the Reign's lone goal off a Fernando Valero assist.

The team ended play with a shutout loss to a Norwegian team on Aug. 1.

After tournament play, the Reign participated in three friendlies.

On Aug. 3, the Reign upended SV Wittmund from Germany 3-1. Valero, Slagle and Daniel Stoops scored in the win.

After a series of games Aug. 4 in Longoyene, Norway, the Reign ended play on Aug. 5 with a 4-1 loss to Mathare United from Nairobi, Kenya.

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