Editor's Note: The following information and game summaries were submitted by the Lawrence Hamnett Soccer Association.
The Vancouver White Caps showed measurable improvement with Garrett Heffern and Logan Lutolf each displaying their ball prowess with chest traps during the game. Quincy Rose and Gabriel McNamara looked polished at stopping the ball and changing direction. Benji Kestler and James Sannella exhibited fancy footwork while Tobie Mitchell and Nicolas Sharareh showed off their scoring ability.
Ian Hendry showed awesome dribbling skills and scored several goals and Monmoud Ali passed the ball well during a good weekend for Real Salt Lake.
Liverpool's Elijah and Joshua Goodman marked their birthday with great performances in goal. Elvis Cuevas and Giovanni Perez encouraged everyone with boundless enthusiasm and relentless attacking. Michael Bridge and Adam Cook provided strong goaltending and leadership. Siddanth Pabba and Daniel Bridge made key defensive stops to take and turn the ball back up the field.
Everton showed continued improvement with outstanding teamwide effort. Binit Sinha and Bryan Fan tallied multiple goals. Nate Duff scored with his left foot after receiving a beautiful pass from Mike Pirone, who gained possession through gritty effort. Ben Lilly was a defensive stalwart. Tommy Carpinelli was stingy in goal. Eric Bruestle, Jihad Dicks, and Will DeFalco again provided consistent play at both ends of the pitch. Matthew Adzima provided strong defense and timely passes. Newcomers Gavin Ireland and Cole Verga stepped up with immediate contributions.
Belarus opened its season with impressive wins over Egypt, 5-1, and Morocco, 4-1. In Saturday’s match, Christian Fusco (two goals), Danny McGann, Raj Patel, and Dominic Madigan teamed up to contribute a strong offense, with stellar defensive work added by Dominic Perrino, Ryan Stevens, and Alex Wolinski. Belarus returned on Sunday to notch their second win of the season with goals provided by Matthew Cooper, Wolinski, Aramis Gutierrez, and Madigan. Shaan Virdee and Raj Patel provided excellent defense, with keepers Fusco and Madigan each recording heart-stopping saves in the second half.
Uruguay notched two wins over the weekend, besting New Zealand, 6-2, and Honduras, 7-4. Against New Zealand, Jorge Conde registered four goals and Emmanuel Storino and Samuel Fura provided single tallies. Yusuf Shaikh and Matthew Bavier excelled on defense. In the triumph over Honduras, excellent play was provided by Aditya Shringi, Josh Parades, and Braeden McDermott.
Blake Copeland’s goal helped a short-handed Great Britain play Brazil tough despite the defeat. The sole goal was scored by Blake Copeland. In a thrilling contest, Great Britain came back from a 4-1 deficit only to lose against Senegal, 6-5. Cole Heinz and Wilson Leon demonstrated a constant hustle in midfield. Rajiv Thumala and Blake Copeland each scored a goal, while Dino Panfili recorded a hat trick.
Ashley Ramos found open space on the field to tally a few goals this weekend for the Boston Breakers. Emma Monaghan provided some outstanding defensive moves while Hayley Jodoin and Kayla Boswell created many scoring opportunities. Sophia Cook displayed her tremendous confidence as she strongly supported and set up her teammates for goals.
Kayla Leonhardt and Gillian Bannett were bold in their defensive moves as the San Diego Spirits had a great weekend. Natalie Willner and Gabrielle Bannett demonstrated talent in getting the ball toward the goal and Riya Sharma broke free on a breakaway.
The Boston Breakers played very well this weekend and provided plenty of excitement. Kaya Wisniewski and Emerson Dalton scored multiple goals in support of Emma Coyer who played solid defense in the backfield and also showed strong goalkeeping skills blocking several shots.
The Chesapeake Charge had a great second week as the girls came out excited and ready to play. Kaila Pyron, Brianna Procaccini, and Priya Patel played strong defense while Sofia Paxton made outstanding saves in goal. Alyssa Bridgers, Olivia Whittaker, Jessica Everman, and Haley Schregger provided a strong offensive line and Ariana Colner displayed impressive foot skills as she controlled the ball and scored a beautiful goal!
USA split its contests over this weekend playing in two closely contested matches. Goals were scored by Sari Pehnke and Nicolette Pawar could not help prevent USA from suffering a 3-2 setback against Korea. In USA’s 3-2 victory over Sweden, Nicolette Pawar scored her first hat trick. Kavya Singh and Sophia Cano were extraordinary in goal in both games.
New Zealand fell 7-2 to a strong foe on Sunday against Korea. The Kickin’ Kiwis kept the match fairly even during the first half, as Emma Paxton provided the offensive spark with two goals. Kathryn Hendry led New Zealand with a strong all-around effort on defense, midfield, and offense. Haley Lestician and Katie Toole again provided continuity in the passing game. Amyiah Fulmore and Sarah DeFalco played tough defense against a relentless Korea attack.
In a 5-0 lost to USA, Japan’s Robyn Seidman played a great half in goal, while Jasmine Mustra, Catherine Kildea, and Emily Whittaker had strong defensive games. Caroline Barkley and Gabby Toatley both had a numerous good passes in a losing effort. Japan returned to the pitch the following day and prevailed, 3-1, in a closely contested game against Great Britain. Natalie Klek led the way with two goals, Hailey Palombi scored one, and Kamila Karwowski had one assist. Dara Clarke and Emily Andreas both played strong games in goal, while Erika Diefenbach had two great goal-saving defensive plays.