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U10 Boys Gold - 2011 Vardar Elite Cup Champions

The Michigan Tigers '02 Gold captured the third tournament championship of their young careers, besting the Midwest’s top under-10 teams at the Vardar Cup August 20 and 21. A three-game gauntlet that featured two Vardar teams and the Michigan Wolves resulted in a 1 – 0 – 2 record entering the final game against the Chicago Magic, where nothing short of a victory would bring the championship trophy back to Ann Arbor.

The Tigers came out firing, taking a 3 – 0 lead on goals by Gabe Kellman, Noah Nelson, and Nicholas Showich. A brief surge by the Magic cut the lead to 3 – 2, but goalkeeper Caleb Shoup turned aside all remaining Magic opportunities, and with one minute left, Gabe Kellman broke though for his second goal of the game, sealing the victory and the Vardar Cup Championship.

Team members include Drew Sachs, Ben Matton, NoahNelson, Dawson Hartmann, Gabe Kellman, NicholasShowich, Max Miller, Christopher Emerson, Conleth Stead, Nicholas Rock, Caleb Shoup, and Leo Gabaron.