HSC Infernos Light Up YMS Epic

The HSC Infernos are having another stelar season.  They are currently leading the Premier flight in the MOSA League with an undefeated 5-0-1 record.  Riding this momentum, they took their talents to the YMS Epic Tournament.  The YMS Epic hosted 329 teams from around the region with 23 in the U-9 age group.  The games were played at a myriad of sights around the Yardley, PA and Mercer County, NJ area over Mother’s Day Weekend.

The Infernos played in the highest division with some very stiff competition.  Within this group every single team was ranked in the top 30 in either NJ or PA for their age group.  This weekend was going to be a true measuring stick for a team that has experienced a fair amount of success in the nearly two years since they formed.

Things started off well 3-1 win over the hosts top ranked team (they entered 5 teams).

In their second match they ran into a buzzsaw by the name of Vereinigung Erzgebirge from Warmister, PA.  They gave the Infernos a drubbing like they have never experienced with a 10-4 game.  Vereinigung Erzgebirge is currently ranked 7th in PA and exhibit a style of play that was the envy of the tournament.

The Infernos did enough to make it into the semi-finals where they would square up agains Real FC, an MLS Next soccer program who tout alumni such as US National Team regular Brenden Arronson.  The Infernos came out victorious with a tight 4-3 victory.  This win would advance them to the final for a rematch against Vereinigung Erzgebirge.

Given the shellacking Vereinigung Erzgebirge put on the Infernos in their first match, they were the heavy favorites to easily claim the championship.  While Vereinigung Erzgebirge did ultimately win the game, it was not the easy match that they experienced the first go round.  The Infernos kept the game very close an lost a respectable 2-3 game.

This tournament should come as an announcement to the region that the Infernos are a force to be reckoned with.  They have their remaining MOSA Premier season, the Spring MOSA Cup Challenge, the Vorhees Memorial Day tournament, and the WWP Sunburst Tournament left this season.  Their goal, as always, is to continue to develop and to bring home some hardware.