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Rochester takes it all at ESDAA Division II soccer tourney

2016 Rochester Soccer ESDAA D2 Champ
2016 ESDAA Division II Champions - Rochester School for the Deaf

(Photo courtesy of RSD).

As co-hosts of the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletics Association (ESDAA) Division II championship last weekend, the Rochester and Pennsylvania Schools for the Deaf decided to move the tournament into an indoor venue due to poor weather.

Seven schools participated in the tournament with Pennsylvania and Mill Neck Manor playing as a co-op team. Rochester dominated the competition finishing out the tournament undefeated and the ESDAA Division II championship. Pennsylvania/Mill Neck finished second followed by New Jersey.

Results of tournament and awards are listed below.

Friday, October 21
Pool A
Rochester 3 Pennsylvania/Mill Neck 0
Pennsylvania/Mill Neck 10 West Virginia 0
Rochester 6 West Virginia 0

Pool B
New Jersey 2 St Mary's 0
St Mary's 7 Rhode Island 0
New Jersey 6 Rhode Island 1

Saturday, October 22
Semifinals
Rochester 3 St Mary's 1
Pennsylvania/Mill Neck 4 New Jersey 2

5th Place
Rhode Island 6 West Virginia 1

3rd Place
New Jersey 2 St Mary's 1

Championship
Rochester 5 Pennsylvania/Mill Neck 1

Team Shooting Champion: Rochester
Individual Shooting Champion: Bode Aggas, Rochester
Team Sportsmanship: West Virginia

All-Tournament Team:
Dylan Benjamin, Rochester
Karen Guerre, Mill Neck Manor
Ricky Maldonado , New Jersey
Jacob Cross, Pennsylvania
Thomas Coates, Rochester
Nick Barrus, St. Mary’s
Sarah Armstrong , West Virginia
Amon Baldwin, New Jersey
Thomas Chouinard, Rhode Island

Tom Berry MVP: Ahmed Mahmoud, Rochester

 
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