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2001 Sweeden

Tulis Girls Return Home Champions! – July 22, 2001

The Roman Tulis European Soccer School of Excellence’s 13 year old girls return home today from the Gothia Cup 2001 in Sweden, one of the world’s largest youth soccer tournaments, and from International Dana Cup in Denmark with two 1st place trophies in hand. The girls made European history as they were the first team to win both tournaments in the same year in the history of these tournaments.

Tulis U-13 Girls
Statistics from the Gothia World Youth Cup (Sweden):

vs Team
Result
Game
Floda BolF (Sweden)
12 – 0
Group Play
Esbo BK (Finland)
0 – 2
Group Play
Kortedala IF (Sweden)
2 – 0
Group Play

The two wins ensured the Tulis team advanced to the round of 16 (“A” Playoffs).

“A” Playoffs Results:

vs Team
Result
Game
Puotinkylan Vaitti (Finalnd)
2 – 0
Round of 16
TH Midtsjalland (Denmark)
4 – 0
Quarter final
IF Brommapojkarna (Sweden)
2 – 1
Semi final
Esbo BK (Finland)
4 – 0
Champion Ship

 

This past week the girls competed in the Gothia Cup 2001 in Sweden touted in European newspapers as the “Youth World Cup” ( www.gothiacup.se ) and placed 1st in this very prestigious tournament. This was the 26th year of this tournament and it set a record with 1,252 participating teams from over 62 nations – four of which were from Canada. Of the 1,252 teams competing, only 14 teams left Sweden with the winner’s trophies.

The final game against Esbo BK from Finland was played at the magnificent 60,000 seat Ullevi Stadium. The Tulis Canada team won 4-0 and Andrea McLachlan from Maple Ridge and Maria-Ashley Karaliolios from Burnaby were both selected to the girls all-star team. Players from the girl’s all-star team included 1 from Spain, 5 from Sweden, 3 from USA, and 2 from Canada (both from the Roman Tulis team and both from the youngest age group).

The week before found the girls in Freferikshavn, Denmark competing in the International “Dana Cup” (www.danacup.com) tournament in which they also secured the first place cup. Andrea McLachlan was nominated player of the match.

Three other Canadian teams participated in the Gothia Cup. A U-14 Boys team from Victoria, who were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs and two, U-20 Girls teams; the South Nepean, Iron Eagles from Ottawa who won three and tied one game in regular play and won two games in the final but were eliminated in their third game and Hollandia Int from Ontario who were eliminated in regular play.

If you require further information contact Maryann Lennox or Roman Tulis at Roman Tulis European Soccer School of Excellence at 604-937-0500.

2001 Sweden Tour Team List
Player Plays For
1
Laura Peake (G) North Vancouver
2
Andrea McLachlan Maple Ridge
3
Nicole Tulis Coquitlam
4
Brynessa Gradley Coquitlam
5
Shannon Locke Port Coquitlam
6
Ashley Odenwald Port Moody
7
Tara Lomas Port Coquitlam
8
Claire Fergusson North Vancouver
9
Audree Dionne Port Coquitlam
10
Hannah Simmons Coquitlam
11
Christine Lyle Port Coquitlam
12
Nicole Gaines North Vancouver
13
Erin Pringle North Vancouver
14
Maria-Ashley Karaliolios Burnaby
15
Eden Hingwing Burnaby
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