SDU Copa played in their first outdoor tourney this spring/summer at the Rushmore Cup in Rapid City, SD. The Copa team this year is made up of many of the original Copa boys but now has some new additions to help fill out the roster. Even with the new faces, the results for the Copa boys continued to be the same as they rolled through group play going 3-0 on their way to the championship. In the Championship match they ran up against a very tough Minot U19 side. The game was back and forth with Copa going up and then Minot drawing even. Minot then went up and Copa came back to even it up again. Then late in the game Minot pulled ahead to win the match 3-2.
For the weekend coach Shrum wanted to try some things and test some of his players in different roles to see what he had and what worked as they are preparing for Chicago. Overall he was pleased with what he saw from the players and he, along with the players, are feeling pretty confident as they will give it one last run in Chicago this year.
Good luck boys in Chicago and great job in Rapid! Go SDU!!