Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Copa OYE got off to a thrilling start Saturday. A sunny and warm day greeted the hoard of fans who packed the stands for the opening ceremonies. The festivities began with the selection process as all 9 men’s teams and six females teams were selected to their respective groups. OYE men’s team joined a strong Chelsea team from Perla high school and a relative unknown team in Valencia in Group A. Group B is comprised of Cristo Rey, Barcelona and Perla. Group C is made up of San Alberto Imperial and Real Madrid. The Women’s side had OYE placed in group A joined by Perla and Alianza. Group B was comprised of River, Norte Dame and Atlas.
The opening game of the tournament had OYE play Chelsea that would prove to be a extremely well played game. OYE jumped out to an early lead behind the boisterous OYE supporters. However Chelsea quickly fought back by capitalizing on mistakes by OYE on their half of the field. The game continued to seesaw, as OYE was able to take a narrow 6-5 half time lead. Chelsea came out strong in the 2nd half and seemed to slowly take control of the game by going up by 2 goals. However OYE responded led by Vicente Rivera’s scoring and was able to take the lead for good. The final score was 11-8 but was much closer then the score suggests. Vincente’s eight goals as well as two by Gustavo Vega led OYE. The defense was led by the strong play of Ronald in the goal. Next up for OYE men is an April 17th game versus Valencia at 2:00pm. Stay tuned for pictures and the women’s results.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
OYE’s annual soccer tournament begins this Saturday at 2:00pm. Copa OYE is local soccer tournament that brings together local youth for competitive but friendly soccer games. Teams are comprised from local high schools and youth organizations similar to OYE. Participants must be 15-20 years old and be an active participant of the local organization they play for. The teams compete for a wealth of prizes ranging from medals, soccer balls, trophies, dinner at a local restaurant, and the first place prize of a complete soccer uniform from a famous soccer team. The tournament is played in the classic world cup format with round robin play deciding the finalists who play signal elimination till a champion is crowned. Copa OYE also provides a great community event as spectators fill the stands to watch the intense and spirited games. Games are played Fridays and Saturdays at the Gool Sport Canchita in El Progreso. Games start at 2:00 pm and last until 4:00 pm. Schedules to be posted shortly. All spectators are welcome. If you want more information or would like to donate to the tournament fund follow this link http://www.oyehonduras.org/Ingles/Donate.html. Stay tuned for more information, pictures, and results from this years COPA OYE.