Congratulations to Eric Haefke (Iowa; Chicago United) for his first tournament win in Michigan, defeating perennial finalist and title holder Peter Alegi (Lansing MI; Chicago United) 4-3 in sudden death overtime.

Nine participants at the annual Flicko de Mayo, for the second time a FISTF Satellite, enjoyed a great high-scoring tournament. Dario Passadore from Florida pulled off a 3-2 win against Ilias Gikas (Chicago) in the group stage to keep him from a repeat semi-final against Peter Alegi. Alegi won the all-Italian semi-final 2-0, while Erik Haefke won an open encounter with Marcus Fila 5-2.

The final saw Alegi down two quick goals, but he recovered to tie 2-2 before a further marker from Haefke put the Iowan ahead at half time. The second half saw no further scoring until around 15 seconds from time, when Alegi scored the equaliser. To no avail, however, as Haefke walked off with the trophy by scoring the golden goal four minutes into overtime.

Group A: Alegi 8 Pate 1, Fila 7 Galarza 0, Alegi 3-0F Galarza, Fila 3 Pate 3, Alegi 2 Fila 0, Pate 3-0F Galarza.
Group B: Passadore 5 Sweetland 0, Haefke 3 Ewer 0, Gikas 4 Sweetland 0, Passadore 0 Ewer 1, Gikas 4 Ewer 2, Passadore 1 Haefke 3, Gikas 3 Haefke 5, Ewer 1 Sweetland 2, Gikas 2 Passadore 3, Haefke 4 Sweetland 0.

Group A
Peter Alegi ……….. 3 3-0-0 13-1 9
Marcus Fila ………. 3 1-1-1 10-5 4 (GD, forfeits excluded)
Paul Pate ………….. 3 1-1-1 7-11 4
Alex Galarza ……… 3 0-0-3 0-13 0

Group B
Chris Sweetland … 4 1-0-3 2-14 3 (H2H 2-1)
Mike Ewer ………… 4 1-0-3 4-9 3
Erik Haefke ……….. 4 4-0-0 15-4 12
Dario Passadore … 4 2-0-2 9-6 6 (H2H 3-2)
Ilias Gikas …………. 4 2-0-2

Consolation Final
Gikas 5 Pate 0

Semis
Alegi 2 Passadore 0
Haefke 5 Fila 2

Final
Haefke 4 Alegi 3 (AET)

Results file: Satellite – Grand Rapids

(Report from MiSTFA)

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