Mississippi Press
GULF COAST CREW IN THE NEWS
GULF COAST CREW IN THE NEWS
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - "Building the Game"
headlined the Sports section of the January
4th, 2009 edition of The Mississippi Press.
Gulf Coast Crew director, Neil Scott, was
interviewed about the continuous growth of
the organization and about plans for 2009. In
2009 the Gulf Coast Crew are hosting two
7-a-side tournaments, one 3v3 tournament, a
golf tournament and the 4th annual Gulf
Coast Crew Soccer Camp, all in an effort to
bring more interest to the game of soccer to
the Mississippi Gulf Coast area. Also in the
article the Crew was acknowledged for
winning two tournaments in one weekend, a
first for the club. On Saturday, December 13,
2008 the Crew won the 2nd annual
"Christmas with the Crew" 7-a-side
tournament in Pascagoula, Mississippi and on
Sunday, December 14, 2008 the Crew won
the "3v3 Soccer Challenge in Gautier,
Mississippi. To read the article
click here. The
Gulf Coast Crew would like to thank the
Mississippi Press for their efforts to promote
the Crew and soccer to the local community.
January 5, 2009
CREW MISS SEMI-FINALS AT BELHAVEN FUTSAL TOURNAMENT
CREW MISS SEMI-FINALS AT BELHAVEN FUTSAL TOURNAMENT
JACKSON, Miss – The Gulf Coast Crew
made another appearance at the Belhaven
College annual futsal tournament. Last year
the Crew lost in a thrilling final in overtime
against the Blazers from Belhaven College.
Much was expected this year as the Crew
started off by defeating Meridian Community
College in game one of bracket play. In game
two the Crew fell to Belhaven Alumni, the
eventual tournament champions, by a score
of 5-7. The Crew needed to win game three
to be the top second place team out of the
three tournament brackets in order to make it
to the semi-finals. As game three came and
went the Crew were upset by Millsaps College
and were unable to compete further in the
tournament. The team expects to return for
the 2010 futsal tournament and finish with
better results.
February 29, 2009
2009 GULF COAST CREW 7-A-SIDE A SUCCESS
2009 GULF COAST CREW 7-A-SIDE A SUCCESS
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Under the scorching
summer sun, the Gulf Coast Crew 7-a-side
soccer tournament was progressed as
scheduled and considered a success by all
involved. The Gulf Coast Crew finished the
tournament with a loss in the semi-final to the
Bobcats out of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In the
final the Bobcats were beaten in overtime by
the Whities, who were also from Hattiesburg.
With tempetures dangerously above 100
degrees throughout parts of the weekend,
the Gulf Coast Crew  have decided to make
this annual 7-a-side tournament an
afternoon/night tournament for the summer of
2010. The Crew's next competition will be
their own Gulf Coast Crew 3v3 tournament on
July 11-12 held at the Pascagoula Soccer
Complex.
LOCAL YOUTH COMPLETE 4TH ANNUAL SOCCER CAMP
LOCAL YOUTH COMPLETE 4TH ANNUAL SOCCER CAMP
PASCAGOULA, Miss – The 4th annual
Gulf Coast Crew Soccer Camp finished
successfully as campers from south
Mississippi and Alabama came together to
learn, enjoy, and have fun playing the game
of soccer. "The new addition of Kiddie Kicks
went great, we really liked having the
younger ones out there. Our goal is to grow
the camp every summer as well as giving the
kids a reason to get out and play soccer,"
said camp director, Neil Scott. The Gulf
Coast Crew is looking to expand the camp
experience by hosting specific team camps,
indoor soccer camps, as well as the annual
soccer camp. The 2009 camp staff consisted
of Neil Scott and Ryan Zelenka, with a Kiddie
Kicks staff made up of Katie Alderman and
Becca Scott.
June 22, 2009
June 27, 2009
2ND ANNUAL 3V3 TOURNAMENT MEASURES UP TO EXPECTATIONS
2ND ANNUAL 3V3 TOURNAMENT MEASURES UP TO EXPECTATIONS
PASCAGOULA, Miss – An estimated 450
players and spectators arrived at the
Pascagoula Soccer Complex for the 2nd
annual Gulf Coast Crew 3v3 tournament for
an exciting weekend of soccer.  37 teams
competed in four divisions to make this
tournament one of the largest of Gulf Coast
Crew hosted tournaments and one of the
biggest 3v3 tournaments in Mississippi. The
men’s open division was won by the â
€œStudsâ€� out of Ocean Springs,
Mississippi as they beat “The Crew�
in the final and “Mississippi State
Bulldogs� in the semi-final. The under-14
boy’s division was won by â
€œPensacola FC ‘95â€� out of
Pensacola, Florida as they beat the â
€œGulf Coast Arabiansâ€� in the final. The
“Gulf Coast Strikers� won the under-
14 3rd place match. In the under-12 boyâ
€™s division “Pensacola FC ’97â€�
beat “Mobile United II� in the final and
Pensacola FC II took 3rd place. The â
€œCeltic Fire Juniors of Mississippiâ€� won
the under-10 boy’s division as they beat
“BUSA ‘01� in the final. The SI
Warriors won the under-10 3rd place match.
Tournament director, Neil Scott said, â
€œOur 3v3 tournament grew tremendously
since our inaugural 3v3 last summer and we
plan to see more teams and open more
divisions for our 3rd annual 3v3 on July 10-
11, 2010.� The Gulf Coast Crew would
like to thank Icelandic Glacier water and
180º energy drink for their contributions
and sponsorship of the tournament.
CREW TAKES 1ST PLACE AT "FUN 'N SUN" 3V3 TOURNAMENT
CREW TAKES 1ST PLACE AT "FUN 'N SUN" 3V3 TOURNAMENT
GAUTIER, Miss. - With a goal of meeting in
the final, two Gulf Coast Crew teams entered
into the "Fun 'N Sun" 3v3 tournament. Gulf
Coast Crew team red and team white took
first place in their respective brackets with a
clean sweep to make the play-offs. Gulf
Coast Crew red beat "Wasted Effort" in the
semi-final to advance to the championship
match. Because the acting tournament
committee decided flip-flopped their rules,
Gulf Coast Crew white had to play down a
man the entire semi-final due to a red card.
The "MC Choctaws" beat Crew white by one
goal as they played 2 verses 3 throughout
the semi-final. Crew red did their part in the
final as they ran through the "MC Choctaws"
with a score of 9-5 to take first place. "It was
a pretty unprofessional environment but I'm
glad one of our teams did what they were
suppose to this weekend," said Gulf Coast
Crew white team member, James Poole. The
Crew plan on competing next in their own
"Christmas with the Crew" 7-a-side in
December.
July 13, 2009
July 27, 2009
CREW CONTRIBUTES TO U.S. PASSBACK FOUNDATION
CREW CONTRIBUTES TO U.S. PASSBACK FOUNDATION
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The Gulf Coast
Crew recently partnered with the United
States Passback Foundation to give new
and slightly used soccer gear to those in
need. Crew players donated gear as well as
asked for donations by setting up donation
boxes at all Gulf Coast Crew events
throughout the summer. Shipping expenses
were raised at the 1st annual Gulf Coast
Crew Golf Tournament in May 2009. The
Mississippi Press published an article on the
Crew's efforts to help others through
soccer. To view the article, click the picture
to enlarge. The Gulf Coast Crew would like
to thank The Mississippi Press and all of
those who contributed by donating gear.
Click to enlarge
CREW TAKE 3RD AT 3RD ANNUAL "CHRISTMAS WITH THE CREW"
CREW TAKE 3RD AT 3RD ANNUAL "CHRISTMAS WITH THE CREW"
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Soggy fields set the
stage for the 3rd annual "Christmas with the
Crew". The wet conditions did not hold back
the quality teams that arrived to compete
throughout the single-day tournament. With a
win over "Meridian FC" and a tie versus
"Coastal United" in bracket play, the Gulf
Coast Crew advanced to the quarter-finals
where they took down "Los Tres" to advance.
Unable to gain a bye to the finals via a coin
toss, the Crew had to play a semi-final which
was lost to "Diversity," the eventual
tournament winners. Another successful
winter tournament helped to set the date for
the 4th annual "Christmas with the Crew"
7-a-side tournament, which is planned for
December 11, 2010.
GULF COAST CREW SWEEP 3V3 TOURNAMENT
GULF COAST CREW SWEEP 3V3 TOURNAMENT
GAUTIER, Miss. - The cold temperatures
didn't slow down the Crew as they swept
through the competition at the "Freezing with
DHS" National Qualifier. The Crew won their
three-team bracket by beating "Wells-Fargo"
in game one and "Pascagoula FC" in game
two. This earned them a semi-final game in
which they took down "Gautier." In the final
the Gulf Coast Crew won the first place
trophy by outscoring the "Studs" 8 to 5. The
Crew rostered Angel Plascencia, Neil Scott,
Taylor Skelton, David Smith, and Zach
Villarrubia for the tournament. The Crew will
look to have similar results when they host
the 3rd annual Gulf Coast Crew 3v3 in July.
August 9, 2009
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