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PENN FC 2004


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PA Classics




Believe it or not, it's that time at the u18 level...the Penn FC 04 Lightning began the new season at the FC Delco Fall Showcase at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, PA. John C. Birdel, recently promoted to OverTime Sports Vice President of Futbol Reporting for excellence in soccer journalism, still on assignment hanging with the CD Rams Lady Soccer team on the quest to the PA State HS title was not able to make the trip. However, he assigned out his duties and Tony Winning OTS reporter Tad McFadden was on scene and provided all the details. 

The Lightning Ladies played a game each day over the weekend. Friday night, facing PA Classics for the first game since July, began short staffed. With a sub and a number of guest players, the team rose to the occasion. "I never doubted the team's ability to win," said McFadden. "They're the best soccer team named "Lightning' in the Northern Hemisphere, and Coach Bill (Becher) is one good looking dude, who knows how to coach."  Coach Becher saw his team walk away with 3 goals before letting one in towards the very end on a PK hand ball in the box. Aubrey Strohecker added a goal while Justyce Hollenback added 2 of her own, all on very nice plays and finishes. Aubrey had a few assists as well. The Lightning are now 1-0 for the season. 

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