On its fifth try, the Sparrows Point boys soccer team won its own Adam Parr Memorial Tournament.
The Pointers defeated Parkside in the tournament championship game on Saturday, 2-0, after beating City 4-0 in the opening game that morning.
The tournament, which stated in 2015, is dedicated to Sparrows Point student and soccer player Adam Parr, who died in an automobile accident in 2003.
Adam’s family donated the concession stand/restrooms at the Sparrows Point stadium First Mariner Field at Sparrows Point.
In last year’s Adam Parr Tournament, Sparrows Point was declared co-champs after the championship game was cancelled by extreme weather. This was the first time the Pointers have been outright champions of the tournament.
Logan Jacurak scored both goals against Parkside (from Salisbury), on assists from Joshua Lynch and Joshua Mustachio.
Against City, Bradley Bryant scored off an assist from Gavin Howell; Jacurak scored off an assist from Lynch; and Brian Billings and Nathan Wynne each scored unassisted goals.
“Finally winning the Adam Parr Tournament is fantastic,” Sparrows Point coach Joe Lambert said. “We played really well today. Parkside is definitely a quality team, and they moved the ball well.
“We played solid all day. We really didn’t give up any chances on defense.”
The Pointers feature a veteran lineup with 13 seniors and eight juniors as they attempt to return to the state championship game being eliminated in the regional tournament last season as defending state champions.
Sparrows Point plays at Eastern Tech on Oct. 1, a game that may determine which team hosts the inevitable playoff rematch with a berth in the state quarterfinals on the line.
Sparrows Point continued its solid start with a 10-1 victory at Franklin on Monday.
“We’ve been getting a complete effort,” Lambert said after the tournament. “We played two keepers, and midfielders Wynne and Mustacho have been getting to the ball. Our guys have been dangerous with the ball.”
Parkside beat Hammond 6-2 in the other first-round game. Hammond then defeated City in the consolation game, 3-2 in overtime.
Sparrows Point was to play at Patapsco on Tuesday after The Eagle went to press, then take a 10-day break before hosting Loch Raven on Sept. 20.
The Patriots played at a tournament in Bel Air over the weekend, losing to the host Bobcats 4-1.
After Sparrows Point, Patapsco will host Loch Raven on Thursday.
Dundalk was to play at Hereford on Tuesday, then play at Towson on Friday before its home opener against Pikesville on Sept. 17.