Hammers work overtime for tourney title

The Blount United Soccer Club U12 Hammers won the championship of the Appalachian Fall Festival Soccer Tournament in Kingsport recently.

The Blount United Soccer Club U12 Hammers won the championship of the Appalachian Fall Festival Soccer Tournament in Kingsport recently.

The Blount United Soccer Club U12 Hammers, based in Maryville, needed overtime to win the championship of the Appalachian Fall Festival Soccer Tournament in Kingsport recently. With the score tied 1-1 at the end of regulation, Sean Snelgrove put in the go-ahead goal in the extra period with Jace Burchfield adding an insurance goal to secure the tile with a 3-1 win over the Easley South Carolina Soccer Club.

The Hammers were dominant in their side of the bracket, beating Bristol Fusion White, 14-0, ESRA West Virginia Raptors, 3-2, and HVFC of Kingsport, 7-0, before facing Easley in the championship. Scoring goals for the Hammers were: Burchfield (8), Dawson Biddle (5), Chatham Headrick (3), Daniel Fleer (2), Sean Snelgrove (2), Totti Toplica (2), Takuro Yasuoka (2), Patrick Corley (1), Walker Phillips (1) and Ryan Whitt (1). A strong Hammers defense was anchored by keeper Walker Phillips and defenders Evan Jones and Noah Tucker. The Hammers are coached by John Fleer.

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