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5th Annual SandBlast Tournament gets Bigger and Better Every Year

By: Shawn McKee
Staff Writer

The Pleasure Island Soccer Assocaition held the 5th Annual Sand Blast Soccer Tournament this past weekend at the Fort Fisher State Recreation. The 5th Annual SandBlast Soccer Tournament featured well over 600 participants playing on 85 different teams playing in 17 different Division’s ranging from Boys & Girls U8 division all the way up to Men’s & Women’s Age Division’s. The SandBlast Tournament fields are roughly 15x25 yards for U8-U10, and 20x35 yards for U12 and above(depending on beach erosion/tides, etc). There are no “6 or 18-yard” boxes. The goals are smaller than regulation; 4'x8'. Ropes lines will identify boundary. Flags identify corners and Cones will identify half-field line.
Each team has 4 players with a maximum roster of 8 players. A team is allowed to play-down in event of injury or roster size. Each team must have a minimum 2 players to start a game. In Co-Ed divisions, at least 1 player on each team must be of the opposite gender, and must be an active player at all times on the field otherwise the opposing team wins by forfeit and will be scored as a win. There are unlimited substitutions. Substitutions can be made "on the fly" (at any time), but the exiting player must leave the field before the substitute may enter. Players must enter and leave the field at their half line, unless the player coming off is injured. There are no off sides.
To score the ball must be beyond the half-field cone of your opponent when shot in order for a goal to be counted.  However, if ball is unintentionally deflected into the net by defending team from a pass originating from the other half, goal will count.  If the ball enters the net from the shooting team’s own side of the field as a shot, the goal will not be counted and possession will go the defending team at the place where the ball was shot from.  After a goal is scored, a team has 2 options to re-start play; 1) quick re-start (NO WHISTLE REQUIRED) may begin immediately from anywhere on team's own half of field if desired, 2) the team may also ask to begin from center field as normal kick-off.
In the SandBlast Tournament there are No Keepers! Any player may prevent the ball from scoring, however no hands may be used.
Each game had three 10-minute periods with 5-minute break between. Switch sides each period.  No time-outs; no injury time. Referee keeps the official time.  Players were allowed to play bare footed, play with taped bare feet, socks or rubber.  Below are the results from Saturday’s Games.
Girls –
• U8: 8AM - Mellow Mushroom won their 1st game by shutting out the Wildcats. 10AM – Ball Girlz were able to defeat Rainbow Sandals in a close game 5-3. 12PM – Mellow Mushroom and Underdogs ended their game in a 2-2 tie. 2PM – Ball Girlz were able to pick up there 2nd win after defeating Wild Cats 10-1. 4PM – Underdogs were able to win their 1st game by a final score of 5-3 over Rainbow Sandals.
• U10 Group A: 10AM - Carolina Kickers were able to start out their tournament with a 5-0 shutout win over Sharks. 12PM – Beach Bums got into a close game with Minions, but were able to walk away with the win 7-6. 2PM – Minions found themselves in another close game with Carolina Kickers, but this time they were able to walk with the 4-2 win. 4PM – Sharks and Beach Bums were also in a close game, but by the end they were both tied up at 5-5. 1
• U10 Group B: 10AM – The Avengers got off to a good start in the tournament with a 3-0 shutout win over Splash. 12PM – Barca also started out their tournament with a win after a close game with Blue Wave. 2PM – Barca picked up their 2nd win 4-1 over The Avengers. 4PM – In the final game Blue Wave was able to pick up the 4-2 win over Splash.
• U12 Blue: 9AM – Comfort Suites-Magnolia Greens was able to pick up the close 4-3 win over Thomas Murphy State Farm to start their tournament. 11AM – Thomas Murphy State Farm and Cape Fear Pirates finished out this game all tied up a 3 goals each. 12PM – Feisol Tripods II won their 1st game of the tournament 401 over Seacoast Engineering. 1PM – Cape Fear Pirates was able to win their 1st game of the tournament after shuting out Comfort Suites-Magnolia Greens 7-0. 2PM – Fayetteville Force and Feisol Tripods ended their game in a 3-3 tie.
• U12 White: 9AM - Nuclear Missiles got off to a good start winning their 1st game by a final score of 6-1 over Feisol Tripods. 12PM – Mean Chiuwawas won their 1st game of the tournament 10-1. 2PM - Shallotte Shock was also able to win their 1st game after shutting out Feisol Tripods 2-0. 3PM – Nuclear Missels won their 2nd game 11-1 over Carucci’s Crew. 4PM – Shallotte Shock also went 2-0 on the 1st day after their 6-2 win over Mean Chiuwawas.
• U13 – 8AM – The Avenger’s defeated Harrisburg by a final score of 12-2. 9AM – Sting won their 1st game 7-3 over TESC. 12PM Harrisburg was able to win their 1st game of the tournament 6-4 over TESC. 2PM – The Avengers moved to 2-0 after their 8-0 shutout over Sting.
• U14 – 10AM – The Tourists picked up the win in their 1st game 7-1 over United. 10AM – G.U.T.S. alsow won their 1st game 7-5 over Atomic Explosion. 12PM – The Tourists and Atomic Explosion ended their 2nd game in a 3-3 tie. 2PM – The G.U.T.S. won their 1st game of the tournament 5-0 over United .
• U16 – 8AM - Sea Gals won their game over Cape Fear by forfeit. 11AM – Fayetteville Force got off to a good start after the won their 1st game 6-3 over Super Sick Six. 1PM - Beckham’s Babes won their 1st game of the tournament by forfeit over Cape Fear. 1PM - Super Sick Six won their 1st game of the tournament after shutting out Harrisburg 5-0. 3PM - Sea-Gals won their 2nd game of the tournament 7-1 over Beckham’s Babes.
• Women’s Division – 10AM – All Beaches won their 1st game 8-2 over Beach Bums. 12PM – All Beaches won their 2nd game right after 5-4 over Sandy Senoritas. 4PM – Sandy Senorities was able to win their 1st game of the tournament 6-3 over Beach Bums.
Boys –
• U8 Boys – 9AM - HP Homes-Shark Slayers defeated Wilmington Trolley 8-3 in their 1st game. 11AM – Amnesty International defeated Little Hot Feet in their 1st game by a final score of 6-2. 1PM – HP Homes-Shark Slayers was able to pick up their 2nd win moving to 2-0 after defeating Amnesty International by a final score of 4-1. 3PM – Little Hot Feet was able to defeat Wilmington Trolley to win their 1st game by a final score of 6-1.
• U9 – 8AM - Beastie Boys won their 1st game 8-2 over Mini Messi’s. 9AM – FC Barcelona won their 1st game 10-2 over Sand Sharks. 11AM – Mini Messi’s improved to 1-1 after their 6-1 win over Wilmington Lawn & Leisure. 1PM – Beastie Boys improved to 2-0 after their 5-1 win over Sand Sharks. 3PM – FC Barcelona won their 2nd game 6-2 over Wilmington Lawn & Leisure.
• U10 – 9AM – Avengers were victorious in their 1st game 5-2 over Bob King Sandspurs. 11AM – Coastwalk Real Estate and Chil-Sea battled to a 4-4 tie in their 1st game. 1PM – Bob King Sandspurs improved to 1-1 after their 5-3 win over Admiral Assults. 3PM – Avengers was able to improve to 2-0 after their 3-1 win over Coastwalk Real Estate. 4PM – Chil-sea won improved to 1-0-1 after their 5-4 win over Admiral Assult.
• U11 – 10AM - Beach LADZ won their 1st game 7-3 over Grays Creek Heat. 12PM – Fake Madrid and CB United ended their 1st game in a 3-3 tie. 3PM – CB United was able to improve to 1-0-1 after their 9-3 win over Grays Creek Heat. 4PM – Fake Madrid improved to 1-0-1 after their 5-2 win over Beach LADZ.
• U12 – 9AM - HOTT Feet defeated Michael’s C Food in their 1st game 5-1. 11AM – Spicy Tacos was able to win their 1st game of the tournament 5-1 over Chelsea. 1PM – Hott Fett won their 1st game after shutting out Chelsea 7-0. 3PM - In their 2nd game of the tournament Michael’s C Food improved to 1-1 after their 3-1 win over Spicy Tacos.
• U13 – 8AM – Thomas Murphy State Farm was able to win their 1st game over Harrisburg 7-1. 11AM – CF Futbol Club was able to defeat United 8-1 in their 1st game. 1PM – CB Locals were able to pull out a close win 6-5 in their 1st game of the tournament. 1PM – CF Futbol Club was able to improve to 2-0 after their 6-3 win over Thomas Murphy State Farm. 3PM – CB Locals were also able to improve to 2-0 in the tournament after their 10-0 shutout win over United.
• U14/15 – 8AM – Cape Fear was able to easily win their 1st game 14-2 over Wave Runners. 9AM – Tangmellos was able to take their 1st game 7-5 over Dirty Money. 11AM – Pelicans U15B was able to win their 1st game of the tournament 13-2 over Wave Runners. 11AM – Breakers also started out their tournament with a 6-4 win over Tangmellos. 1PM – Cape Fear was able to improve to 2-0 afterr their close win over Pelicans U15B 3-1. 3PM - In the last game on the day Breakers also improved to 2-0 after their 4-1 win over Dirty Money.
• U16/17 – 8AM – Bad Luck Brian’s and Bulldogs both finished their 1st game with 5 goals each. 9AM – Three & Half Men won their 1st game of the tournament after shutting out Harrisburg 5-0.  10AM – Bulldogs and Likin’ Hot Beaches finished this game with 3 goals apiece. 12PM – Harrisburg was able to improve to 1-1 after their 5-2 win over Bad Luck Brian’s. 2PM – Likin’ Hot beaches and Three & Half Men finished out the last game of the day in a 3-3 tie.
• Men’s Division – 9AM – NRB FC won the 1st game of the tournament 9-4 over Stingrays. 10AM – Marauders won their 1st game of the tournament 2-0 over Unreal Madrid. 11AM – Screamin’ Seagulls won their 1st game of the tournament 8-4 over NRB FC. 2PM – Unreal Madrid was able to improve to 1-1 after winning a close game over 5-4. 3PM – Screamin’ Seagulls was able to win their 2nd game of the tournament 7-5 over Stingrays. 4PM – PISA Heads was able to win a close game over Marauders 4-3.
Below are the results from Sunday’s Games.
Girls –
• U8: 9AM – Rainbow Sandals won their 1st game of the tournament 12-0 over Wildcats. 11AM – Ball Girlz imrpved to 3-0 after their 3-2 win over Mellow Mushroom. 1PM – Ball Girlz found themselves in they very next game and were able to walk away with the 2-1 win over Underdogs and 1st Place in the Tournament. 3PM – Rainbow Sandals won their 1st game of the tournament 4-2 over Mellow Mushroom. 4PM – Underdogs were able to take 2nd Place in the Tournament with their 3-0 shutout win over Wildcats.
• U10 Group A&B: 11AM – Barca was able to improve to 3-0 in the tournament after their 2-0 shutout win over Splash. 12PM – The Avengers were able to improve to 2-1 after picking up the win against the Avengers 5-1. 2PM – In the final game Barca was able to win the tournament winning all for of their games after defeating Minions 5-1.
• U12 Blue: 9AM – Cape Fear Pirates improved to 3-0 after defeating Feisol Tripods II 9-2. 10AM – Fayetteville Force improved to 2-0-1 in the tournament after their 5-1 win over Comfort Suites – Magnolia Greens 5-1. 12PM – Thomas Murphy State Farm improved to 1-1-1 in the tournament after defeating Seacoast Engineering 4-1. 1PM – In the final game Cape Fear Pirates and Fayetteville Force were playing for 1st Place and it was a close one with Cape Fear coming out on top 2-1.
• U12 White: 9AM – Nuclear Missiles improved to 3-0 after defeating Mean Chiuwawas 4-1. 9AM – Feisol Tripods and Carucci’s Crew both picked up 2 goals in their 3rd game. 12PM – Shallote Shock was able to improve to 3-0 after winning a close game against Carucci’s Crew 3-2. 12PM – Mean Chiuwawas was able to improve to 2-2 in the tournament after their 3-0 shutout win over Feisol Tripods. 2PM – IN the final game for 1st & 2nd Place Shallote Shock was able to shutout Nuclear Missles 2-0 to take 1st Place.
• U13 – 10AM – The Avengers were able to take 1st Place in the tournament despite the 12-7 loss to TESC who finished in 2nd Place. 10AM – Harrisburg and Sting were in a close game to finish up their tournament, but it was Sting that got the winning goal finishing 3-2.
• U14 – 9AM – Atomic Explosion improved to 1-1-1 on their season after shutting out United 3-0. 9AM – The final game that would decide 1st Place between The Tourist (who were 1-0-1) and G.U.T.S. (who were 2-0). The Tourists had to get a win to take 1st Place, but they would finish in a 6-6 tie giving G.U.T.S. 1st Place.
• U16 – 11AM – Super Sick Six improved to 2-1 in the tournament after their 6-0 shutout win over Sea-Gals. 11AM – Fayetteville Force was able to improve to 3-0 in the tournament after their 7-1 win over Beckham’s Babes. 1PM – Harrisburg was able to pick up their 1st win of the tournament over Cape Fear. 2PM – This was the deciding game for 1st and 2nd Place between Super Sick Six and Fayetteville Force. After winning the 1st contest 6-3 Fayetteville Force realized this was going to be a closer game with Super Sick Six coming out on top 3-2.
• Women’s Division – 12PM – Beach Bums and Sandy Senoritas finished out their final game in a 3-3 tie, which put them tied for 2nd Place in the tournament. 2PM – All beaches was able to take 1st Place before this game even started, but still picked up the 3-0 win over Don’t Ask Me.
Boys –
• U8 Boys – 10PM – Amnesty International was able to take 2nd Place in the tournament after there 10-2 win over Wilmington Trolley. 12PM – HP Homes-Shark Slayers needed a win to take 1st Place and they got just that winning 5-2 over Little Hot Feet.
• U9 – 9AM – Beastie Boys and FC Barcelona ended their 2nd game in a 1-1 tie. 10AM – Mini Messi’s improved to 2-1 in the tournament after defeating Sand Sharks 4-1. 1PM – Sand Sharks and Wilmington Lawn ended their game in a 1-1 tie. 2PM – Mini Messi’s and FC Barcelona were playing for 2nd Place in this game and it was a close one with Mini Messi’s coming out on top 2-1. 3PM – Beastie Boy’s needed a win to stay in 1st Place and they had to work for it, taking the win 3-2 over Wilmington Lawn & Leisure.
• U10 – 9AM – Avengers and Chill-sea finished in a 1-1 tie. 10AM – Bob King Sandspurs improved to 2-1 in the tournament after their 6-0 shutout over Coastewalk Real Estate. 12PM – Admiral Assult picked up their 1st win of the tournament 4-2 over Coastwalk Real Estate 4-2. 2PM – Bob King Sandspurs and Chill-sea were playing their final game for 2nd Place. Chill-sea’s defense was flawless in this game holding Bob King scoreless, while their offense picked up 5. 2PM – The Avengers needed a win to stay in 1st Place and they were able to do just that, winning by a final score of 4-1 over Admiral Assult.
• U11 –  10AM – No Score, but Beach LADZ finished in 2nd Place. 12PM – No Score, but Fake Madrid finished in 1st Place.
• U12 – Michael’s C Food and Chelsea finished their last game in a 2-2 tie, giving Michael’s C Food 2nd Place in the tournament. Hott Feet knew they had 1st Place before they even played, but that didn’t stop them from winning their final game 3-0 over Spicy Tacos.
• U13 – 11AM – Thomas Murphy State Farm improved to 2-1 on their season after their 3-0 shutout win over United. 11AM – CF Futbol Club improved to 3-0 after their 4-3 win over Harrisburg. 1PM – CF Futbol Club needed at least a tie to take 1st Place and they did just that finishing in a 4-4 tie against CB Locals. 3PM – Harrisburg was able to pick up their 1st win of the tournament 3-0 over United. 4PM – Thomas Murphy State Farm and CB Locals were playing there last game to decide 1st Place. Thomas Murphy was able to pick up 8 goals to ensure their win by a final of 8-3.
• U14/15 – 10AM Cape Fear was able to improve to 3-0 after their 6-3 win over Tangmellos. 12PM – Pelicans U15B improved to 2-1 while knocking Breakers down to 2-1 after their close win 4-3. 1PM – Waverunners picked up their 1st win of the tournament 5-2 over Dirty Money. 2PM – Cape Fear needed a win or a tie to take 1st Place in the tournament and they did just that winning by a final score of 2-1 over Pelicans U15B.
• U16/17 – 10AM – Three & Half Men improved to 2-0-1 in the tournament after their 9-1 win over Bad Luck Brian’s. 10AM – Harrisburg improved to 2-1 after their 7-2 win over Bulldogs. Likin’ Hot Beaches was able to improve to 1-0-2 after their close 3-2 win over Harrisburg. 2PM – Three & Half Men just needed a tie in this game to take 1st Place, but instead they got a 7-0 shutout over Bulldogs. 3PM – Likin’ Hot Beaches was playing for 2nd Place in this game, needing a win which they got 4-2 over Bad Luck Brian’s.
• Men’s Division – 11AM – Screamin Seagulls was able to win their 3rd game 7-3 over Unreal Madrid. 12PM – Maraders improved to 2-1 in the tournament after their 5-2 win over NRB FC. 3PM – PISA Heads also improved to 2-1 in the tournament after their 9-6 win over Stingrays. 4PM – In the battle for 1st Place Screamin Seagulls was able to win a close game over the Marauders 6-5.