August 28, 2016 — Another trophy for the case! With a nailbiting 2-0 win over the Massapequa SC Magic today, our U13 Liberty girls allowed just a single goal through four games, sweeping their way to the championship at the Spirit United Kickoff Classic!
The fun started on Saturday morning with a decisive 3-0 win over the FC Bucks 2004 NPL team, then continued with a 4-0 shutout of Pennsylvania SA United under the setting sun.
Sunday morning saw the Liberty claim their place in the finals with a 5-1 win over Penny Legacy 04 White, setting up the afternoon finals showdown with the Massapequa SC Magic.
The final was tightly contested and physical from the opening whistle, but the Liberty claimed the early lead in the 5th minute on an upper 90 strike by Vania Mokonchu. Massapequa pressed hard at the end of the half, getting off eight shots in the final 15 minutes, but the Liberty survived the barrage, up 1-0 at the half. Early in the second half (37'), Liv Navarrete put the Liberty up 2-0, making a great move 1v1 to open up space and bury the ball in the side net. Massapequa mounted several more attacks, but the Liberty defense held strong and captured the team's second championship of the summer!
Congratulations on a great tournament, girls!
Goals scored by: Lauren Edwards (2), Vania Mokonchu (4), Liv Navarrete, Kiersten Pumilia (2), Megan Sanelli, Mikayla Sheedy, Josie Stockett, and Brianna Wright (2)