‘98 Girls Lazers Academy bring home the double

Thu, 11/29/2007 - 1:09pm
By: The Citizen

12 Boys and Girls Lazers teams participated in the Nike Triumph Cup on November 17 and 18. The club brought home two championships in the U10 Girls divisions and a second place in the U14 Girls Division.

’98 Girls Lazers Pride

The ’98 Girls Lazers Pride won their first match on Saturday over Georgia FC 4-2, paced by goals from Clark, King, Silbert, and Yoss. In the days’ second match, the Pride tied the Alpharetta Ambush Red 3-3 with goals from Clark, Silbert, and Slattery. On Sunday morning, the girls just needed a tie to get into the final, and did just that with a 4-4 draw against Gwinnett Soccer Association Red, with two goals from Slattery and two goals from Yoss.

In the final on Sunday, the Lazers were down 1-0 with just under 12 minutes remaining when Goalkeeper Leslie Logan, used her body to make a fantastic save, while hitting her body off of the right post. Logan would not return to the game, but her play would be crucial. With just eight minutes to play, Katie Slattery ripped a left footed ball from 12 yards out to tie the game at 1-1. In the penalty kicks, the Lazers went 6-for-6 with penalties made by King, Silbert, Butler, Yoss, Slattery, and Clark to win 6-5 in penalties.

’98 Girls Lazers Courage

The ’98 Girls Lazers Courage went a different route to the final. Each of its eight players scored goals in the tournament, and the team got stronger as the tournament went on.

In their first match, the Lazers Courage defeated Cobb Gold by a score of 4-0 with goals from Krug, Mudrinich, Sauer, and Shadinger. In their second match, the Courage not only defeated Georgia FC Silver 3-1, but also battled fatigue in this hard fought victory. Goals were scored by Krug, Mudrinich, and Sack.

On Sunday, the Courage rolled over GSA White by a score of 6-1. Goals from Colston and Krug, and two goals by Mudrinich and two goals by Alyssa Sack led the way. In the final, the Courage gained the early lead and continued to build onto it throughout the course of the match. The Courage defeated the Atlanta Fire Bronze 5-1 with two goals by Krug, along with goals by MacLauchlan, Sack, and Walloch.

’94 Girls Lazers Premier

The ‘94 Girls Lazers Premier soccer team scored eight goals and conceded only two in route to their second place finish.

Coach Errol Lovell stated, “It was a total team effort.” Coach Lovell chose Jackie Roshelli as the team’s tournament MVP.

The ‘94 Girls Lazers Premier consists of the following players: Morgan Dill, Mary Elise Gard, Shelby Kleimeyer, Jessica Leonard, Alyssa Montgomery, Kelsey Oakes, Holly Palmer, Sarah Rendall, Ashley Ricciardi, Jackie Roshelli, Shannon Smith, Shelby Swan, Lauren Tosky, Shandry Wilckens, Melissa Wrobleski, and Kaylee Zwach.

’98 Boys Lazers Academy

The ‘98 Boys Lazers Academy finished the weekend with a 3-1 record.

Coach Chris Sewell stated, “The boys worked hard and were rewarded with a second place finish. They have really grown as a team over the last few weeks.”

The ‘98 Boys Lazers Academy defeated the ‘98 Henry County Thunder Chelseas by a score of 4-1 on Saturday morning and finished the day at 2-0, with a 2-1 victory over the Bluesprings Liberty Burn. On Sunday, the boys got off to a fantastic start by scoring 12 goals in a shutout victory over Macon United Storm. In the final the boys gave their best in their fourth game in two days and fell short in the championship game by a score of 7-1 to Alpharetta Ambush Gray.

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