A combined Oregon Soccer Club Under-11/12 team won the Under-12 Boys Blue Division title at the 35th annual Target USA Cup Weekend tournament July 12-14 at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn.
The team won five of its six games on the weekend to claim one of the 26 division championships at the 494-team tournament, which included teams from across the U.S. and five other countries.
Coach David Brown's side edged Illinois' Burbank Bulldogs FC 3-2 in its opener Friday morning, with Maclane Hoelker scoring the winning goal on the game's final kick, then posted an 8-3 victory over the Gitchi Gummi Wave from Duluth, Minn., later in the day.
After a 2-0 loss to Chicago's River FC on Saturday afternoon to complete group play, Orange cruised past Illinois' Team Elmhurst Select 8-3 in the quarterfinals that evening.
Goalkeeper Kyler Keo and a backline anchored by Robert Daun and Drew Jochmann posted a shutout in a 2-0 win over St. Croix Academy Blue from Stillwater, Minn., in the semifinals Sunday morning. Then in Sunday afternoon's final, guest player Nico Camacho scored all four goals and Keo made several key saves to preserve a 4-2 victory over NSSA Academy from Roseville, Minn.
Camacho led the team with 12 goals over the six games, while Hoelker found the back of the net five times. Hunter Bavery and Brady Jarstad added two goals apiece, while Barrett Anderson, Braeden Bakken, Dylan Endres and Will "Butter" Stuart also scored for Oregon on the weekend.
Two other Oregon SC teams also participated in the Target USA Cup Weekend: A combined Under-13/14/15 girls team and a combined Under-9/10 boys Academy team.
From left: Coach David Brown, Drew Jochmann, Dylan Endres, Kyler Keo, Nico Camacho, Barrett Anderson, Maclane Hoelker, Braeden Bakken, Brock Roberts, Robert Daun, Hunter Bavery, Ethan Riemer, Brady Jarstad. Not pictured: Will "Butter" Stuart.