Friday, August 11, 2006

Soccer tournaments arrive for men, women

Lefty?s, Laurent Perrier teams in action this weekend in Ketchum

Ketchum's annual midsummer men's and women's soccer tournaments will be held at Atkinson Park this weekend.

Ten men's and four women's teams will compete.

Local men's teams include two Lefty's squads, Restos del Mundo and San Lorenzo.

In the women's tournament, Laurent Perrier will represent the Wood River Valley.

Other women's teams this weekend for the 25th annual women's meet are Park City, Utah, Boise and Jackson Hole. Wyo. Laurent Perrier is the defending champion, having beaten Boise Zif 5-4 in a sudden death overtime shootout in the 2005 title contest.

Other men's teams will come from the Utah cities of Logan, Park City and Salt Lake City, plus Jackson Hole, Missoula, Mont. and Boise. The Boise Blast 12-0 in Ketchum the past three years) is the three-time defending champion of the Ketchum Classic. The Blast beat Jackson Hole 4-1 in last year's final.

Sponsors are Lefty's, KB's and Sun Valley Insurance.

Here's the schedule for the women's tournament. Games Saturday will be held at the lower field:

9:45 a.m. PC/Jackson plays TTM.

11:15 a.m. Contenders vs. Sun Valley.

4:15 p.m. Sun Valley plays PC/Jackson.

5:45 p.m. TTM plays Contenders.

On Sunday at the upper field, PC/Jackson plays Contenders at 8 a.m., while Sun Valley takes on TTM at the same time on the lower field.

The final match for the top two teams is set for 12:45 p.m.

In men's action Saturday:

Pool #1, at 8 a.m. Lefty's plays Missoula on the upper field while Restos del Mundo takes on Krajisnik of Boise on the lower field.

12:45 p.m. Krajisnik takes on Missoula on the lower field.

3 p.m. Lefty's plays Restos del Mundo on the upper field.

Pool #2, at 9:45 a.m., Your Other Lefty's plays San Lorenzo on the upper field.

1:15 p.m. San Lorenzo plays Jackson on the upper field.

4:45 p.m. Jackson vs. Your Other Lefty's on the upper field.

Pool #3, 11:30 a.m., Logan takes on Boise Blast on the upper field.

12:45 p.m. Boise United plays Newpark on the lower field.

6:30 p.m. Newpark plays Logan at the upper field.

7:15 p.m. Boise Blast plays Boise United on the lower field.

Group winners advance to the semifinals with game times scheduled for Sunday on the upper field at 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. 1:15 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Games on the lower field will be held at 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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