Grissom wins two at Southern Soccer Challenge - Competition fierce despite cold, rain, and wind

On the second day of the Southern Soccer Challenge, Grissom fought Mother Nature in addition to the Pebblebrook Falcons and James Clemens Jets.  With freezing temperatures, a light rain, and an annoying wind, Grissom took the Falcons from Mableton, GA into the 3rd session of overtime (Kicks from the mark).  The game finished tied 1-1 with Grissom's goal coming from a Wendell Giolo shot in the 26th minute.  The Tigers and Falcons played two scoreless overtime sessions before settling the matter with Kicks. Seven players from each side sent the ball into the net before the Falcon goalie could make the deciding save.  Grissom returned to the pitch two hours later seeking revenge against the Jets, and they found it with a 5-2 victory.  Grissom gave up an early goal, but then scored five straight.  Aidan Cleary, Martin Guzman, Lucas Farmer, Kevin Dong, and Brendan Dingo scored in the balanced Grissom attack.  Ryan Colburn was in goal recording 6 saves. The tournament featured a strong and balanced field with Pebblebrook eventually claiming the overall trophy. Grissom finished 2-1.  Alas, this is the last year for tournament director Mike Farkas. These tournaments are hard when the weather is great, but grueling when the weather is bad. Make sure you tell him thanks! Also, thanks to Huntsville High who offered up their field and facilities.  Despite over an inch of the rain, the fields remained in great shape throughout the tournament!