Niles R.A.P. eliminated from Blossomland tournament

Published 5:07 pm Monday, July 23, 2007

By By SCOTT NOVAK / Niles Daily Star
NILES _ There was one upset in the opening round of the Blossomland Cup Tournament, which began on Sunday.
Sixth seeded Dura Mold knocked off the No. 3 seed Whirlpool United, 2-1.
Top seeded Real Dowagiac edged Niles R.A.P,. 2-1 at Southwestern Michigan College, while the second seed St. Joe Kickers blanked St. Stephens Villains, 4-0.
In the other first round match, P&R FC blanked Whilpool United ,2-0.
Thursday's semifinals will have Real Dowagiac hosting Dura Mold at 6:30 p.m. In the other semifinal, the Kickers will host P&R FC at 6:30 p.m.
The Blossomland Cup consolation and finals will be held at the Kickers Club on Sunday, July 29.
The consolation match is set for 1 p.m. and the championship match for 3 p.m.
Real Dowagiac…2
Niles RAP…1
Ismael Hernandez and Rodolfo Hernandez both scored as Real Dowagiac advanced to the semifinals.
Colin Smith had the lone goal for Niles, which finishes the year at 4-7-1.
St. Joe…4
St. Stephens…0
At the Kickers Club in Arden, Dowagiac's Tony Black, Jason Girvan, Andrew Pyzik and Jay Fettig all scored for St. Joe.
The Villains bow out of the tournament with a 4-7-1 record.
Dura Mold…2
Diamonds United…1
Adam Hess and Sean Todman scored for Dura Mold in the tournament's first upset.
Martin Hernandez scored for the United, who finish with a 9-2-1 record.
Whirlpool United…0
Casey Janick scored both goals for P&R FC as it advanced to the semifinals.
Whirlpool United finish with a 7-4-1 overall record.