The 3rd annual Branson Shootout Futsal Tournament showcased 18 Demize Soccer Academy (DSA) and (LDA) teams playing across 16 divisions in this three day tournament. With a mass amount of teams spanning the entire event, the Demize Academy had much success. With 9 teams playing their way to the knockout rounds, 6 teams reaching the finals, and 4 teams coming back with a division title in the tournament, it is clear to see that DSA featured high-quality futsal throughout all ages to conquer the tournament well. Wonderful performances from the goalkeepers across the board laid a foundation of solidity that paved the way to success for the Demize Soccer Academy, while finishing of the highest class from the Demize players proved decisive in the difference between victory and defeat. Goalkeeper coach Jake Davis, stated “distribution from the keepers is key to success in futsal. This weekend showcased excellent distribution and overall play. We have worked on it in training, and I thought our goalkeepers executed this area well.”
With nine teams in the semifinals of their respective divisions, Demize Soccer Academy was destined for prosperity. The Lady Demize 03/04 Girls, U12 Boys, and Demize 04 Boys fought hard in the semis, but were unable to advance. The Demize 05 Girls Navy finished with a 2-0-1 record to take the second-place medal home. In the U15 Voltage division, Demize 03 Boys Academy finished as finalists in a hard-fought final. Four Demize teams took the championship. The Demize 06/07 Girls beat Ozark United 4-1 in a dominant performance by the young ladies. The Demize 06 Girls Pink finished their group 3-0 with a goal differential of a whopping 7 to top their group with ease. Similarly, the Demize 08 Boys Navy also finished 3-0 with the same goal differential of 7. Finally, in the oldest division in the tournament, the Demize 00 Boys destroyed Pinnacle 8-0 to command the division completely.
This weekend saw the Demize Soccer Academy compete very well. Many teams demonstrated quality futsal. The Demize are back in action January 19-21 in Kansas City to continue in the Heartland Futsal League. Make sure to stay updated with all things Demize at demizesoccer.com, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for exclusive information