Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Lady Gunners v. Franklin 4/24/22


Sunday April 24, 2022 | Princeton, MA

The Lady Gunners were defeated by Franklin 3-0 last season. The unsettling factor about it was the fact that Franklin played with 10 players that game. With a reminder of that result, the Lady Gunners had a statement to make about it.
1st Half
 Motivated by the loss last season, the Lady did a remarkable job pressuring the ball in midfield, while limiting their opponent's ability to get anything going offensively.  This facilitated the Gunners' ability to quickly transition to possession, and create scoring opportunities, which they converted for a 2-0 lead at the intermission. 
Half-Time Adjustments
At halftime, it was important to point out that the triangle in the middle really needed to remain organized. The only time Franklin showed signs of life, was when the unit was flat. Besides that, the Gunners needed to be clinical at finishing their opportunities. 
2nd Half- Final Result
The Lady Gunners came out ready to put the game away, based on the sharp possession, and determination to inject their pressure into their opponent's attack, causing paralysis to any threatening move Franklin attempted. In the end, it was a 3-1 final, with lots of credit going to their second-half goalie, who made numerous saves to keep things close.

Players of the Match
Saidi- had her breakout game today, showing signs of her consistent improvement.  Out on the wing, she was fluid with movement off the ball, sharp with her control, and sound with her decision-making.  Her memorable header saved by the keeper was exemplary of her performance today! 
Alexa- has continued to show her ability to improve when she receives the ball, with soft first touch, and patience while looking for her next option. Always aggressive and hungry, she found her first goal this season, off a set-piece. Great job from the youngster today! 

Aubrey- controlled the center of the park with her poised distribution and intelligent reading of the opponent's tendencies. When things were disorganized in the middle, it was her presence that stabilized the chaos. Capped off by her beautiful upper 90 shot, to put the game to bed for her team, Aubrey was phenomenal.
Congrats to all the Outstanding Performers Today! 

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