More than 24 hours after playing its final contest, [Lausanne Collegiate School tn-m] (Memphis, Tenn.) boys learned they were champions of the top flight at the Smoky Mountain Cup.
The unique turn of events was the byproduct of Lausanne Collegiate and George Mason (Falls Church, Va.) kicking off play Thursday night at the 45-team event. Lausanne and George Mason played Thursday, Friday and Saturday. But a Sunday morning clash between Fairview (Tenn.) and Father Ryan (Nashville, Tenn.) ultimately determined the final standings.
Fairview defeated Father Ryan 4-3, leaving Lausanne, George Mason and Fairview in a three-way tie at 2-1. Lausanne, despite an opening night loss to George Mason, was awarded the title on goal differential.
The Smoky Mountain Cup was the highlight event this past weekend.
In Texas, most teams were on spring break. Regular season play wraps up this week and the playoffs begin in one week for the last winter-playing state still in action this school year. High-scoring forward Mario De Los Santos netted four goals in his second match back from injury as Valley View (Pharr, Texas) rolled to a 12-2 win over Brownsville Pace.
Around the country in spring soccer, Jenks (Okla.) and Station Camp (Gallatin, Tenn.) boys took over state No. 1 rankings following losses by last week's top-ranked teams. In girls soccer, FAB 50 preseason No. 1 Barrington (Ill.) was held to a draw, which is sure to rearrange the top of the national rankings this week.
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