Blur captures crown at Superior Dome

MARQUETTE – The FC (Superiorland Soccer Association) Marquette Blur won the U18 boys division of the Superior Dome Soccer Tournament the weekend of April 12-14 with a 2-0-1 record.

Goakeeper Paul Freisen led the way by allowing no goals in the three games. The Blue beat UP United (UPFA), 2-0, and Ashwaubenon, Wis., 4-0, while tying Vardar Northern Michigan of downstate Boyne Falls, 0-0.

Defensive back play by Joe Weber, Estin Potvin, Alex Brown, Mike Wiitala, Brett Kurzawa and Michael Mlsna kept the pressure on Freisen to a minimum all weekend.

Forward Evan Bonsall and midfielder Max Darr scored for the Blur against UP United.

Against Ashwaubenon, the Blur notched four second-half goals.

Ben Wright posted two markers, while Andrew Bannit and Mike Millado each scored one.

“The boys have a great feel for the team game and their individual ball skills just keep improving each year,” Marquette coach Dan Wiitala said.