Winning the game of
local sports coverage!
Penn Fusion College Showcase
Playing in the u19 age group, the ladies played 3 top level teams over 3 days. In game 1, a cold and windy day had an impact on play, but the Lightning were able to find the back of the net twice over a strong Virginia side, Metro United Girls Academy. Score 2-0 : Goals were scored by Isabel Coy (assisted by Liza Suydam) and Kate Econ (direct kick).
Game 2 vs Match Fit Academy ECNL (New Jersey) proved a challenge. After going up 1-0 off a nice finish by Justyce Hollenbach (fed by Jamie Swartz), MFA hit one from distance to even the score for a 1-1 draw.
On a sunny and warm day 3, the Lightning controlled the game throughout, putting up 3 on Sporting Delaware Girls Academy Goals were scored by excellent finishes from Loren Gehret, Marianna Aubele , and Jamie Swartz (assists by Liza and Kate). Results from the bracket left them in a tie at the top with Match Fit.
Next up: League play for USYS National League as well as one of the highest level tournaments of the year - The Jefferson Cup - at the u19 championship bracket at the end of March.