Dedham Fusion the Fall Kickoff Classic Tournament GU14 Division 2 Champions!
The Dedham Fusion coached by Joe Gofreddo, Chris Averill and Jean Downey
went to up to North Reading this weekend to participate in the annual
Fall Kickoff Classic Tournament.
The girls went undefeated in four
preliminary games to reach the championship game on Monday,September 2,
against the North Andover Rage.
This was a nail biting game, that,
although dominated by Dedham`s Maroon and White, the team from up North
showed tremendous grit and resilience as they weathered the Fusion's
onslaught. It was 0-0 after a full 70 minutes plus double overtime, and
the two exhausted teams went into penalty kicks.
In the end Dedham came
out on top, 7-6 in penalty kicks! During the tournament, the Fusion only
gave up one goal over five games. Keepers Corrine Downey, and Colleen
Connell led a staunch back line with Sarah Averill, Katie Bondar,
Madeline McKenna, Olivia Brancato, and Allie Diehl.
The attacking play
was brilliant as Dedham notched 13 goals for the tournament spread among
nine different players, including forwards: Julia Hunt, Jessica Flynn,
Brynn O'Connor, Natalie McGrail, and midfielders: Leah Goffredo, Susan
Rowley, Katherine Flynn, and Alyssa Landry.
Congratulations to what was
truly a team effort by all the girls!
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