Success for FC Barcelona, 2015 Active KSA/KPU Rec Indoor Soccer Tournament Champs

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Metro Vancouver.....The 2015 Active KSA/KPU Rec Indoor Soccer Tournament Champions were crowned on Friday, February 13th as FC Barcelona took top nods at the Eagles' Nest on the KPU Surrey campus.

The tournament was off to a great start as ten teams registered in advance of the February 5th sign-up deadline.  Teams of four plus goalie faced off for seven minutes in four-game round robin style of play. All teams were extremely enthusiastic and competitive, the matches coming down to close scores and intense rivalries built.

The battle for hardware came down to Legends versus Breaking Balls for the bronze and FC Barcelona versus Alhilal for the gold. A tenacious and hard-fought match for bronze saw Breaking Balls win 1-0, while the championship match was scoreless in regulation time. The teams went to a shoot-out where FC Barcelona emerged victorious 1-0. Check out the tournament highlight reel, courtesy of Active KSA.

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2015 Indoor Soccer Champions FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona team members each took home the coveted golden KPU Rec Champion t-shirts, gold medals, water bottles, and $25.00 gift cards to KSA Grassroots Cafe and Tim Hortons. Also winners in the 2015 Tournament were the 'Keep Up Juggling' champion Swags (Chelsey) Lal with 200 juggles and 'Fastest Kick' champion Nawaf Binsaleh with a kick of 167km/hr. Lal and Binsaleh each walked away with a KPU Rec t-shirt and $25.00 gift card to either Subway or Sport Chek.

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Lal (left) and Binsaleh (right) with KPU Rec's Matt

Tournament Results:

Pool A Team Points Goals For Goals Against Wins
1 Saudi 6 5 3 2
2 FC Barcelona
Tournament Champs
10 6 0 3
3 Fast & the Furious 3 0 8 0
4 All in the Family 3 3 5 1
5 Breaking Balls
Bronze Medalists
10 5 1 3
Pool B Team Points Goals For Goals Against Wins
6 Dragon Warriors 3 0 1 0
7 Alhilal
Silver Medalists
8 3 1 2
8 Legends 4 2 2 1
9 Wii Football 2 3 0 2 0
10 Tanvir's Tryhards 1 2 2 0

Next tournament on the schedule for Active KSA and KPU Rec is March Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Friday, March 20th. Registration is open online or at the KPU Fitness Desk on the Surrey Campus, deadline to register is Friday, March 13th.

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