Winning a game is an obvious way to define a victory. This week, the St. Francis de Sales 4th Grade Girls did just that. Not only winning, but using a late game comeback, against St. Luke’s, to move onto the Diocesan Finals.
All season long, the grit and enthusiasm of these girls has slowly built into a special bond that crescendoed with their semifinal victory. This was a true team effort as the girls rallied from a 2-1 deficit, with under five minutes to play, to tie the game and pull away with a 4-2 win in overtime.
As has been the case all season long, Savannah Conigliaro, Kayla Egan, Erin Henry and Brenna Farrell kept up the pressure on the opposing goalie, with Savannah breaking through for the game tying goal. Maeve O’Donnell continued her tireless play, controlling midfield. A strong defensive effort was turned in by: Lottie Courtney, Kate Dennis, Madeline Gallagher, Lily Donohue, June Lawler and Vienna Calemine. The decisive goal was scored in overtime by Mae LaFroscia, with Savannah adding an insurance goal at the end.
This Saturday, Novemer 12, the girls will play in a rematch of last year’s championship game, against St. Camillus/Virgilius. Hoping to avenge last season’s tough loss, the girls will take to the pitch with a blend of teamwork, sportsmanship and enthusiasm with the hope of coming away with the championship this time. Good luck girls!
Losing a game is not an obvious way to define a victory. This week, the 7th Grade Boys did just that: lost, but left the field victorious. Losing to local rival Blessed Trinity (3-0), in the semifinals, in what was a very hard-fought game, the boys chose not to sulk, or feel sorry for themselves. Rather, the boys stayed on the field, celebrated with the BT players and wished them well in the championship game (pictured). Coaches: Doyle, Parchment and Fabrisweski, for SFDS and Coaches: Devlin and Pye, for BT should all be commended for reminding us, through their boys, what youth sports is all about. Good luck to the Blessed Trinity boys in the championship game!