The HYSC 2012 Reign participated in the 2022 Fall Fest Tournament in the top bracket, finishing an undefeated 3-0.
Deptford, New Jersey - Highland Youth Soccer Club's 2012 Reign participated in the 2022 Fall Festival tournament on Columbus Day weekened. After starting their 2022/23 fall season strong with convincing victories in the first three weeks of the SJGSL season scoring 13 goals and conceeding just 1, Hurricane Ian put a damper on week 4 with league-wide rainouts before the holiday bye week. Entering the Fall Fest tournament the Reign were flighted in the top bracket of the 2012 girls division.
Seeded with 6 other teams in a two bracket flight the Reign had to contend with Atlantic United Premier SC Kickers, Monroe Township YS United in bracket A on Saturday and Sunday before being seeded for Sunday afternoon's tournament final. The Reign were challenged early to get going against Atlantic United, entering half at 0-0 despite multiple quality chances. In the second half, a 1-1 tie was broken in the 48th minute on a twelve yard strike sending the Reign to their first victory of the weekend.
The Reign put on an impressive display in their next two games, entering half leading 1-0 over Monroe Township YS United before crusing to a 4-0 finish which earned them a berth against the bracket B winner Harrison SC Blue Devils. The Reign continued their trend of grabbing an early lead by netting a rebound in the 16' to take a 1-0 mark into half before exploding for 3 more at the 31', 32', and 48' to secure a consecutive 4-0 victory and the tournament championship.
Overall the Reign finished the tournament virtually identical to their seasonal play to date with 10 goals for and only 1 conceeded including back to back clean sheets to close out the tournament.
Club teams are formed in April of every calendar year for the upcoming seasonal year during annual open tryouts (the current seasonal year is Fall 2022/Spring 2023). For more information about the club (travel) teams and programs, please visit the HYSC website club-program section.