Ajax Thunder '97 Rep Girls Soccer Team: 2005 Season in Review

Saturday, June 4
Whitby Iroquois Soccer Club Tournament Results
Whitby Iroquois Soccer Club Logo

Well, after a beautiful day at the soccer pitch, the team came up just short of qualifying for the championship game.  After loosing an evenly matched game to Whitby Attack 1-0, the Thunder came from behind to tie Pickering Rocks 1-1.  In a must win situation, the Thunder played their most determined game of the tournament against the Whitby Roadrunners resulting in a 3-0 win.

Unfortunately, although the girls did what they needed to do in the third game, Pickering Rocks defeated Whitby Attack ending our tournament. 

We are all proud of you girls!  It was a great day of exciting soccer and fun.  Thanks Whitby.  See the Photo Album page for pictures from the day.

Ajax Tournament Champions
Sunday, July 17
Ajax Soccer Club Tournament - Thunder Go Undefeated to Win Championship
Spinning Soccer Ball
Congratulations to the girls and coaching staff on an outstanding performance as they went undefeated to capture the Ajax Tournament championship.

See the photo album for photos and click on the video camera below for the celebration cheer.

Monday, August 15
North Toronto Tournament Finalists
North Toronto Logo
After yet another great performance, the Thunder finished in 2nd place to a strong North Mississauga Panthers team.  The weekend proved to be another step towards a strong united team as it is clear with every game played they are playing more as a team, including executing some timely strategic plays called by the coaches.  

Click here for a link to the tournament page containing the preliminary and final round standings.  The Thunder went on to payback the Toronto Eagles for an earlier defeat by winning the semi-final 2-1 before settling for a 2nd place finish as a result of a 2-0 loss to the North Mississauga Panthers. 

Special thanks to Jackie and George for hosting a team pool party on Sunday to cap another great weekend of fun soccer with a team celebration....and  celebrate they did - click on the video camera below.  (Jackie & George's neighbours now know all the team cheers word for word!)

Don't forget to check out the Photo Album.

DGSL and Cup Champions
Sunday, August 28
Story Book Ending to a Cinderella Season

After clinching the league earlier in the week, the Ajax Thunder roll on to capture the coveted Durham Girls Soccer League Cup.  Shutting out there opponents in all but one preliminary round game against the Whitby Attack, the Thunder win the championship game versus the Attack 2-0. 

Let's review our Mission from our Seasonal Plan..."provide a fun-filled, quality soccer program"....check.

How about our Objectives..."finish no worse than mid-pack...hope to reach the semi-finals and/or finals in League Cup play.  Of the 3-4 tournaments entered this year we aim to reach the semi-finals in all with a possible championship in 1 or 2 finals".....you be the judge...

North Toronto Tournament Finalists
Ajax Tournament Champions
Durham Girls Soccer League Champions
Durham Girls Soccer League Cup Champions

Girls, we are all so proud of you!  Parents, thanks for your support and team unity...a must for success.  Manager Roxanne, thanks for your commitment to making everything run smooth and 'managing' the bench during the games.  Assistant Coach Angelo, thanks for your willingness to jump in and provide assistance during the tournaments.  Coach Mario....thanks for your dedication to developing the girls and leading them to being the best team in the Region while still maintaining a fun environment for all.

Be sure to see the final photos of the year in the album and the final 'Aruba' celebration below by clicking on the video camera (be patient as it may take a few minutes to start).

We Are the Champions