The following are results from recent games played by Upper Township youth soccer teams:
U-9 Lightning vs. Washington Township Lady Knights: A strong performance to meet the Lady Knights’ intensity was brought by the excellent play on the field by Maddie McHale, Abby Smith, Julianne Goodman, Grace Leiser, Peighton Clemens, Tessie Mammele, Maddi Dever and Sophia Thomas. Strong goaltending was once again in play with the steady nerves of Lily Pettit, Lola McGonigle and Aurora Brown. McGonigle scored twice and Aubrey Schlembach added another goal for the Lighting.
U-11 Winslow Legacy 3, Tsunamis 2: Emily Leonard scored both goals and Gianna Vallese added an assist in the loss.
U-12 Wave 1, Moorestown Freedom 0: Keepers Hannah Cappelletti and Anna McCabe recorded another combined shutout with some spectacular saves. Notable play by defenders Corinne Williams, Madison Rossetti and Tyler Connell kept the Freedom contained and the ball forward for midfielders Maddie Pratt, McKenna Chisholm, and Julia Keich who peppered the Freedom keeper. Strikers Malia Dahms and Taylor Amstutz had several runs that also challenged the defense of Moorsetown. A solo goal in the second half by Ashley Rhodes assisted by Amstutz secured the win for the Wave.
U-15 Cyclones 2, Burlington Banshees 0: Goalkeepers Alexa Schlembach and Gabby Gibson combined to post their third shutout of the season. Molli Dahms, Ava Bixby, Jaycey Lin, Makeena Marr and Sophie Mammele were outstanding on defense. Megan Coan controlled the middle of the field. Mia Schultz and Emily Badger added strong offensive performances. Aneecia Morales and Aimee Altieri each scored a goal.
U-9 Avalanche vs. EHT Eagles White: Gabriel Meron was a constant threat on the field scoring a total of four goals with assists from Brady Dahms and Dominic Schultz. Dahms and Shultz also scored goals. Goaltending for the Avalanche was awesome with both Dominic Shultz and Chase Wilson only allowing one goal, including a second half shutout by Chase. Cooper Marr, Caden Schiemer and James Carr were solid on defense. Nolan Servis and Talon Ray were bright on offense with constant pressure and hustle.
U-10 Riptides vs. EHT Eagles: Will Law had a hat trick, assisted by John Godfrey and Luke Wildman. John Godfrey had another goal and Luke Wildman scored off a PK. Gregory Guyon, Dominic Vallese, and Quinn Olek controlled the back field. Jude McAfee, Jack Wilson, and Austin Azotea kept the Eagles at bay and drove the ball down the field. Ryan Bacon was unstoppable in net.
U-11 Maple Shade Avengers, Derechos 3: Three great goals were scored by Sean Hoag (2) and Brendan Degan. The defensive unit held its own against an onslaught of shots and helped to mitigate the damage. Goaltending was excellent and was provided by Parker Ramsi and Liam Zintner.
U-12 Monsoons 3, Burlington Cobras 2: This was the first time in two years that the Monsoon was able to best the very athletic Burlington team. Solid backline play by Sam Scarano, Daniel Beard, David Schultz and Josh Jasiecki was critical to the result. The midfield play of Sam Ritti, Caleb Aristizabel and Ryan Jasiecki stood out for the Monsoon. Josh Jasiecki and Logan Smith shared goalkeeping duties. Goals were tallied by Daniel Beard, Keiran Bender and Nolan O’Kane.
U-13 Vineland vs. Surge: The Surge dropped a tough away game to Vineland on Sunday. Despite the loss the defensive line played a very good game. Ethan Guest, Dusty Laricks, Ryan Shaw and Anthony Videtto should all be commended for their intelligent and gritty defending.
U-14 Heat 2, Tar-Kill Thrashers 2: Buddy Schweibinz and Jonny Leap each scored goals and Steve Cozamanis added an assist for the Heat. It was a tough fought game with exceptional play from Titus Bromhead, who won possession and helped the team in transitioning the ball to the offensive side. Paul Tjoumakaris stepped in front of the opposing players to win the ball many times as well.