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'(Posted 5 p.m., Julyt 16)
Local athletes help Fury win pair of Robbie Tournament titles
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The Ottawa Fury recently returned from the prestgious Robbie International Soccer Tournament in Toronto with not one but two championship titles thanks in large part to the conribution of several players from the far east end.

Chad Bush allowed just two goals in five games for the U15 squad to earn tournament MVP honours. Among his four shutouts was a 2-0 win over the Cumberland Cobras in the semi-final and a thrilling 1-0 double overtime win over the Ajax Strikers in the final. Fellow eastenders Alex Martel and Angus McLean also contributed to the big win.

The U11 team benefitted from the presence of five local youngsters on their roster including keeper Aidan Aylward who allowed five goals in six games and posted two shutouts in the team's championship run.

Zach El-Shafei and Ismail Sow each scored a goal in the Fury's 4-1 win over Rafales Ste. Julie in the final, while Dante Vita was a force on the back line. The team also included midfielder Michael Eiblmeier and defender Benjamin Metick who are boith from the Blair Road area.

After finishing in first place in their division with a 2-0-1 record, the U11 team completely overwhelmed the Mississauga Falcons in the quarterfinals, winning 8-1. They then downed the Wexford Gunners 5-2 in the semi-finals thanks to three unanswered goals in the second half to earn a berth in the championship game.

The Robbie is billed as the largest charity soccer tournament in the world with proceeds going to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Last year organizers managed to raise over $50,000.

Members of the Ottawa Fury U11 team celebrate after winning the Robbie International Soccer Tournament last weekend. Photo supplied

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