Virginia Beach Submariners
Virginia Beach Submariners was founded in 2006 as a part of the development system of Virginia Beach Mariners. Today, they have become the Virginia Beach Piranhas. Throughout their entire history, this team has had the Virginia Beach Sportplex as their home arena. The colors of the team are red and white.
Virginia Beach Submariners commenced play in 2007 and rattled off four straight wins in their first four games, including a 3-0 win over Ocean City Barons. So great were their early form that they went all the way to US Open Cup.
On March 30, 2007, their parent club Virginia Beach Mariners folded due to lack of local ownership. The future of the Virginia Beach Submariners was unclear for a while, but on April 6 the Hampton Road Piranhas took over the Submariners and the name of the team was changed from Virginia Beach Submariners to Virginia Beach Piranhas to match the new parent club.
The newly-named Virginia Beach Piranhas went on to have a spectacular season where they won 14 or their 16 games and tied the rest. Until their 11th game, they didn't even concede one goal. All in all, they let in a mere seven goals during the entire season. When the season was over, the Virginia Beach Piranhas had achieved the overall best regular season record in the country and their goalkeeper Evan Newton had the best stats of any shot-stopper that year.
In the playoffs, the Virginia Beach Piranhas were beaten on penalties by Brooklyn Knights after a 1-1 tie in the semi-final.
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