IMG U 16 Girls vs. RSL 2-1
RSL has always been a very tough team in our age group. We fell behind 1 - 0 playing a little unorganized and lacked consistency possessing the ball to feet.
After the first goal against us, I was very impressed how the overall team both old and new players worked together relaxed and dominated the game for the final 60 minutes. Sarah Wasser quickly helped us get back into the game with our first goal. Our second goal came from Jacqueline "Boston" Simeone assisting Lauren Marcinko on the game winning goal.
Throughout the remainder of the game we held good possession and methodically built an attack that found us constantly in RSL's defensive 1/3rd. This was due to an impressive first time showing of a new back 4 and a veteran midfield they helped provide many attacking opportunities for this young team.
IMG U 17 Girls vs RSL 2-3
We have just finished our first two weekends of games with the ladies and there has been good improvement each week. It is a great group of hardworking girls and we are looking forward to a great year! We went into our first weekend with only 5 days to get ready against Clearwater, away, which has been playing throughout the summer and lost 3 - 0. The result didn't show how well the ladies played. Our ladies were the better soccer team and out played Clearwater for 30 out of the 45 minutes each half. We had the majority of the possession and play with many chances in the final third and our final decision and getting numbers up quickly to attack needed to be better. Clearwater had 4 chances to score and finished 2 the first half in the last 15 minutes and they scored their third in the last 10 minutes when pushed players forward to go for it.
We had our first home game this last weekend and the ladies improved their final third opportunities but unfortunately lost to RSL 3 - 2. We had many good goal scoring opportunities throughout the game in the final third and our composure and concentration in front of the net in the goal area needs to improve along with the girls collectively working hard consistently for 90 minutes.
We are looking forward to the games this weekend vs. Strictly Soccer on our home fields.
IMG U 19 Girls vs RSL 1-1
This was the second game of the year for the IMG Girls U 18/19 team and their first home game. From the start IMG dominated the game, building out of the back, connecting passes and switching the point of attack. We created a lot of chances but keep running into the same problem that we had during the first game and could not put the ball in the net.IMG outshot RSL 25-2 and the final score did not show the true game. We ended the first half 1-0 in favor of RSL.
The second half of the game was all IMG pressuring all over the field (RSL could not get out of their half) creating many chances and finally IMG defender Cameren Zullo tied the game 1-1. It was a good performance overall as a team however we still need a lot of work especially at the final third of the field (finishing). We have to be positive and the team will get better.