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DME Academy, Sarasota’s Debut Season: A Stalemate Showdown Against Lakewood Ranch Chargers in EA Match Up 

September 18, 2023

Sarasota’s soccer fans witnessed a stalemate showdown as the newly formed DME Academy, Sarasota, faced off against the Lakewood Ranch Chargers at Premier Sports Campus. With both clubs putting their skills to the test, the result was a captivating 3-3 stalemate. While the Chargers triumphed in the 2011, 2008, and 2007 games, DME Academy, Sarasota, held their own by clinching victories in the 2010, 2009, and 2005/06 matches.

As a first-year club, DME Academy’s performance is nothing short of impressive. The passion and dedication of these young athletes are evident in their determination on the field. Let’s dive into the thrilling highlights of this nail-biting showdown and celebrate DME Academy’s remarkable journey.

2011 Game: Chargers top DME 10-0

The youngest Elite Academy boys team at DME is struggling to find their footing in this very competitive league but they show promise and fight, even in defeat. The team will get right back to the pitch tonight to start training again and continue to fight for every inch on the field.

2008 Game: Chargers win 4-1 over DME

In the 2008 match, the Chargers managed to secure another win. However, DME team showed that they can hang around. In fact, the game was 1-1 with just 18 minutes left. The Chargers proved to be too much this time around but this 2008 team is on the rise. This is just the beginning for these young talents, and they’ll undoubtedly continue to grow and improve.

2007 Game: Chargers win 2 – 0 DME

The 2007 DME squad faced a formidable Chargers team, but their commitment to the game was exciting. With each match, they gain more experience and if even after going down a goal or two, they always righten the ship and compete till the final whistle

2010 Game: DME 5- 1 Chargers

The tide turned in DME’s favor with the 2010 game. This team is off to a quick EA start, sitting at 3-0.  With a spectacular 5-1 victory, this group demonstrated that they have what it takes to compete at the highest level. They out-possessed the opponent all game and with their attacking style of play, won this one and put it away in the first half.

2009 Game: DME 2 – 1 Chargers

In an exhilarating match, DME’s 2009 team emerged victorious with a score of 2-1. Their tenacity and teamwork were on full display, earning them a well-deserved win for Coach Konrad and the boys!

2005/06 Game: DME 3 – 0 Chargers

DME Academy, Sarasota, wrapped up the showdown with a 3-0 victory in the 2005/06 game. This was not their cleanest game but a win is a win and this team is starting to click.

While the stalemate reflects a closely contested showdown, DME Academy, Sarasota, can take pride in its inaugural season’s performance with a well-known club in the area. As a first-year club, we’ve shown incredible promise, competing at a high level and earning respect in the Sarasota soccer scene. The future is bright for these young talents, and their journey promises even greater successes to come. Sarasota soccer fans, be ready for more thrilling matches from DME Academy in the seasons ahead! ⚽🌟 #DMEAcademy #SarasotaSoccer #FutureStars