Members of the North Kitsap Force (white shirts) and Franklin Pierce Raptors (red shirts) boys U15 teams track a high ball during their match on Aug. 3 in the Dungeness Cup. North Kitsap eventually won the match 5-0 and finished fourth in their group. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Members of the North Kitsap Force (white shirts) and Franklin Pierce Raptors (red shirts) boys U15 teams track a high ball during their match on Aug. 3 in the Dungeness Cup. North Kitsap eventually won the match 5-0 and finished fourth in their group. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Storm King dominates Dungeness Cup

50 teams turn out for biggest Dungeness Cup yet

2019 Dungeness Cup results

BU9-U10 division — Champions: Storm King B2010. Final: Storm King 3, TSC Force B2010 1

GU9-U10 division — Champions: Storm King G10 (4-0)

BU11-U12 division — Champions: Storm King BU11. Final: Storm King 3, Harbor Premier B09 Black 0

GU11-U12 division — Champions: Storm King G08 Lighting. Final: Storm King 1, Kitsap Alliance FC 2009A 0

BU13-U14 division — Champions: Storm King B06 Cyclone. Final: Storm King 5, TCRT Alliance 2

GU13 division — Champions: Pacific FC G07 Ice White. Final: Pacific FC 1, Timber Barons 0

GU14 division — Champions: Storm King G06. Final: Storm King 3, Tracyton Force 06 1

BU15 division — Champions: Storm King FC B05. Final: Storm King 2, HSA B05 0

GU15-U16 division — Champions: United SC G05 Upper Valley. Final: United SC 2, Tracyton G04 0

BU17-U19 division — Champions: Storm King B01. Final: Storm King 9, South Whidbey Islanders 0

The Dungeness Cup returned to the Albert Haller Playfields at Carrie Blake Park this past weekend, with 50 teams from all across western Washington participating.

After three days of highly competitive soccer tournament play, in the end Sequim-based select soccer club Storm King dominated the standings, winning eight of the 10 divisions up for grabs on the weekend.

Storm King also had at least one team in almost every division, only not being represented in the girls’ U15-U16 division, but their high standard of play allowed them to stack up well against even high-level travel teams from Seattle, Tacoma and beyond.

Teams from Sequim Junior Soccer also played well on the weekend despite only being in their first year of putting together high-level travel teams.

“This is a great weekend,” David Henderson, SJS president and boys’ U13-U14 coach, said. “These are top-notch competitors, and the sportsmanship we’ve seen has been incredible.”

“It’s fantastic seeing everywhere these teams are coming from, and just how high a level of play we’re getting,” Molly McAleer, one of Dungeness Cup organizers said.

“This was our biggest year yet, and it excites us to see just how much these people wanted to be here,” she said.

McAleer described the Cup as one of Sequim’s “best-kept secrets” in past years, but as she said, “the secret is getting out.” McAleer said she saw far more far more people than ever watching the games who weren’t parents or coaches or otherwise connected to the teams in the tournament.

The tournament was run smoothly without many major delays in game start times or other issues, organizers said, and the coaches seemed to appreciate the organization of the event. Several teams also took advantage of the camping setup that the Cup provided — a field near Carrie Blake Park’s baseball fields set aside for families and teams to be able to stay within a few minutes’ walk of the tournament.

See full results and more about the tournament at www.dungenesscup.com.

Members of the Sequim Junior Soccer Shockers boys U13-U14 team go through drills ahead of a match against Seattle United on Aug. 3. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Members of the Sequim Junior Soccer Shockers boys U13-U14 team go through drills ahead of a match against Seattle United on Aug. 3. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Members of the Highline Soccer Alliance Select boys U15 team (blue shirts) fight for the ball against the Storm King boys U15 team (white shirts). HSA Select would ultimately that match 1-0 on a penalty kick, and went on to win their division, beating Storm King again in the final. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Members of the Highline Soccer Alliance Select boys U15 team (blue shirts) fight for the ball against the Storm King boys U15 team (white shirts). HSA Select would ultimately that match 1-0 on a penalty kick, and went on to win their division, beating Storm King again in the final. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Members of the Storm King Cyclones U13-U14 team celebrate a late goal scored against the TCRT Alliance. They went on to win that match 4-3 in a close game that featured four late goals, then faced TCRT again in the division final, winning the championship in a 5-2 match. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Members of the Storm King Cyclones U13-U14 team celebrate a late goal scored against the TCRT Alliance. They went on to win that match 4-3 in a close game that featured four late goals, then faced TCRT again in the division final, winning the championship in a 5-2 match. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Storm King girls U14 defenders (blue shirts) get back to defend a counter-attack from Harbor Youth Soccer attackers (red vest). Storm King went on to win that match 5-0, and ultimately won the division championship in a 3-1 win over the Tracyton Force. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Storm King girls U14 defenders (blue shirts) get back to defend a counter-attack from Harbor Youth Soccer attackers (red vest). Storm King went on to win that match 5-0, and ultimately won the division championship in a 3-1 win over the Tracyton Force. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Storm King girls U9-U10 attackers (blue shirts) swarm the box on an early corner kick against Harbor Youth Soccer Club (white shirts) on Aug. 4. Storm King went on to win that match 3-1 to seal their division championship on points. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Storm King girls U9-U10 attackers (blue shirts) swarm the box on an early corner kick against Harbor Youth Soccer Club (white shirts) on Aug. 4. Storm King went on to win that match 3-1 to seal their division championship on points. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

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