The Tempest Indiana Shockers are champions at the Indy Burn Cup after another dominant weekend!
The Shockers were in Indianapolis this weekend for the Indy Burn Cup tournament and showed our home state the Shocker Storm!
Game 1 was a chilly start to the morning but the Shockers didn’t let the temperatures cool their game, with a very comfortable 6-0 score to start the weekend off with a win.
The second game wasn’t even close. Three goals in the first five minutes for the Lady Shockers set the tone and it didn’t stop there. The big win set us up as top in our division, the only team with two wins from either bracket.
Sunday’s weather didn’t cooperate and the early games were cancelled. With our top place from the day before, we secured a place in the final. The rain returned just in time for kick off but the Shockers again showed they can play in sun or rain and went up 2-0 at the half. In the second half, the Shockers finished off were they started, scoring another three goals to win the championship with a great 5-0 win!
The Shockers headed up to Gatlinburg for the third year for the Gatlinburg Spring Classic looking to repeat last year’s success.
Saturday’s first game was a chilly start to the day. We started off slow for our first game of the season but went up 1-0. After giving up too many corner kicks, one of them finally stuck and tied the game at 1-1. A late PK got us up for the 2-1 win!
Game 2 we improved on our first game and won with a 3-0 scoreline! This set us up as the number one seed in our bracket and gave us a semi-final berth for Sunday.
In the Semi Final, the Shockers took a slim 1-0 lead for most of the game before a second one sealed the game with a 2-0 win and a third straight Finals appearance!
In the first three games of the tournament, we hadn’t played our best but had been improving with each game. In the Final, we faced off against the same team from our first game. We gave up another corner kick goal to go down 0-1 early on. The girls managed to get one back by half time for a 1-1 score. Then the second half came and the Shockers brought the Shocker Storm! The ladies came out and took their play up several levels and the opposition had no answer. Three goals in the half gave us the final scoreline of 4-1 and our second championship at Rocky Top in two years!
At the same time our Tempest sisters, the Hurricanes and Revolution also won their respective championships giving Tempest three out of four championships at the Gatlinburg Spring Classic!
The Shockers would like to congratulate our very own Lexi Watkins who verbally committed to playing for Indiana University! Lexi, currently still in the 7th grade, has always worked very hard through practices, games and also through ODP events, where she has represented the Indiana ODP team! She is determined to continue working hard and looks forward to playing for IU in a few years time!
The Fall 2018 highlights video has been released! Based on the TV series “Supernatural”, you can see the Shocker highlights as we finished as Finalists at the TFA Fall Ball and the Mead Cup and won the Dublin United Champions Cup! All while going undefeated in the State division of the Buckeye Premier League!
And for the first time this video is more accessible as it comes with subtitles! You can turn the subtitles on or off by clicking the “CC” button on the video! Click the link at the bottom of the page!
The latest Shocker video has been released! This video is the highlights from the Spring 2018 season which included our Presidents Cup win and run through the Midwest Regionals! The theme for this video is the old style silent movies from the 1920s and earlier! Be sure to check it out with the link at the bottom of the page!