April 25, 2021 | Canton, MA
After a long indoor season, the Lady Gunners were ready to play an outdoor game. They worked hard on their possession game, shooting, and finishing. Above all, this group is in search of team leadership during games. Will a few place their candidacy for the position?
Historically, the Lady Gunners start slowly and come to life in the second. The issue with that approach is they are usually trying to dig themselves out of multiple goals deficit. This time, they did come out playing with great intensity.
MAF is a formidable opponent, but overall it was an even match, with both sides taking turns at controlling play. At the half, it was a 1-0 deficit for the Gunners, but no question this match was up for grabs.
2nd Half- Final Result
At halftime, the team discussion was about creating more scoring opportunities and taking shots on goal. The Lady Gunners improved their offensive play, spent more time in MAF's half, and managed to score from a direct free-kick by Alexis. A 1-1 final score was a fair result for both sides.
Lady Gunners played short-handed, down to just 2 subs. Players had to play out of position, made no excuses, or fuss about it. The entire team responded well honestly to the adjustments. Gabby had a strong game offensively, helping her team transition from Defense to Offense.
However, the two outstanding performers were Alexis and Aubrey. Both played out of position, going from midfielders to defenders. As a duo, they were sound disrupting attacks and poised in transition to offense.
Congrats to you both on a well-deserved Players of the Match Award!!