Editor's Note: The following Recreational Division game summaries were submitted by the Lawrence Hamnett Soccer Association.
The San Diego Spirits had another great week of soccer highlighted by Natalie Willner demonstrating her pull backs and Emily Burns energy and aggressive play. Gabrielle Bannett and Makayla Tutor improved their passing and Alise Orent and Paige Van Hise have become more powerful and precise with getting the ball to the goal.
With the long weekend taking some players out of action, the Boston Breakers capitalized on the offensive strength of Kendall Jodoin and Lily Bowes to help set up some beautiful crosses to Emma Monaghan and Hayley Jodoin who blasted goals into the back of the net. Lexie Loughran’s competitive spirit ensured top defense and Mia Scarlata and Sophia Cook took full advantage of their speed to dribble and make exceptional passes.
The Boston Breakers played exciting soccer again with their offense in full gear. Talia Schenck was on the attack with multiple shots on goal and Ava Cohen scored two impressive goals, one with a well-timed assist from Lucia Samuel who played strong in the midfield.
Arianna Colner and Olivia Whittaker played strong defense as they worked to send the ball up field and created opportunities for Rebecca Willner and Priya Patel during another great weekend for the Chesapeake Charge. Every week the Charge has improved on their passing and ball skills.
USA won a tightly contested back-and-forth match, 5-4, against France thanks in large part to Margaret Tran's hat trick off of assists from Simone Williams, Katie Minera, and Lydia Wilcox. Dasia Wright recorded a goal along with Valentina Molano, whose endless energy fueled the squad. Stellar defenders Sami Posluszny and Sarah Tennant kept USA in the game, while keeper duties were shared by Victoria Pirozzi, Wright, and Tennant.
Japan won its only game of the weekend against Great Britain with Kamila Karwowski, Catherine Kildea, Robyn Seidman, and Natalie Klek all scoring. Hailey Palombi and Caroline Barkley both scored and also made numerous outstanding saves in goal. Jasmine Mustra, Emily Whittaker, Gabby Toatley, and Emily Andreas all played great defensive games.
Jorge Conde's hat trick guided Uruguay to a 6-1 triumph over Honduras. Cameron Miller, Neel Revankar, and Matt Stout also scored. Goalkeepers Emmanuel Storino, Sumanth Chiluvuri, and Josh Parades were strong in goal, while Matthew Bavier and Braeden McDermott provided tremendous hustle on both sides of the field.
The duo of Calvin Ankener and Anthony Moore up front lifted Senegal to a 6-1 win over Great Britain as both players scored twice. Alex Wiget and Logan Miller scored once with additional offensive support by Aidan Wilson. Superb goal tending by Zack Verga and defensive work by Sam Butera and Wyatt Wilson-Gore secured their win. For Great Britain, Cole Heinz battled all game in his midfield position, and Wilson Leon assisted Chase Panfili for the lone goal.