Monday, October 4, 2021

Lady Gunners v. Juventus Boston


October 3, 2021 | Princeton, MA

At home for another game, which is always a treat. No travel time to account for, noon time game which gives everyone plenty of time to rest.  With plans of a gathering after the match, it's a great Sunday in store for the Gunners Family!
The Lady Gunners started the game aggressively, exploiting Juventus' left defense with through balls to the right wing.  Such execution paid early dividends with a converted penalty in the Gunner's favor.  Before long, two additional goals were added one from a hustle play, the other from a lethal shot outside the 18 yard box. At the half, it was a 3-0 commanding lead for the Lady Gunners! 
2nd Half- Final Result
At halftime, the only topic of discussion was to maintain the focus and intensity.  A couple of injury concerns surfaced, but none serious enough to jeopardize players' long term health. Therefore, the approach was to maintain possession, and close out the game to secure the win. 
The second half started off with the Lady Gunners picking up where they left off in the first. Their possession was sharp, consistent, with sound pressure on the ball whenever they lost possession. With two goals generated from swift combination play, capped off by another from high pressure, the Lady completed a well rounded performance with a 6-0 final score. 
Honorable Mentions
Honorable mentions for this game offensive performance: Maddie converted the  penalty for the first goal. Lexi had a hat trick of her own. Gabby's converted a goal from a hustle play. Ryan's goal was clinical from her back to goal, turn and shot. 
Players of the Match
With such a stellar offensive performance, one would assume defending was not necessary.  This could not be further from the truth. Our outstanding performers were: Aurore- making a key save from a break-away to preserve a 1-0 lead, and making subsequent sound saves. Allysa quietly preventing danger, disrupting lethal attacks down the middle, not to mention covering her teammates. Things easily overlooked and taken for granted, but valuable .    
Congrats to you both on a well-deserved Players of the Match Award!!

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