Our first trip to Maryland was a huge success!! We sent three teams down to Owing Mills, MD for this competitive showcase tournament: Gold Star 22/23, 2021 and 19/20. Despite some freezing cold temperatures, all three teams did an amazing job. It was really exciting to play against club teams from outside MA.
Gold Star 22/23 played in the 8th grade division. All the girls played super tough (and weren’t afraid to get a little muddy!) The team beat Integrity 2022 7-5, Check-Hers 22 Pink 6-5 and TLC White 7-5. They fell to Triumph 13-7, and thus narrowly missed moving on to the playoffs by coming in 2nd place in the Yellow Division. We were still so proud of this team!! The future is bright!!
Gold Star 2021 played in the competitive 9th grade division. Despite having a small team, the girls did awesome and really hustled all over the field. We were so impressed by their teamwork and passing combinations on the field… it was beautiful to watch!! And the draws looked really good too. Big shout-out to Holly and Sydney for driving down to just play on Sunday after running in the XC championships!! Another big shout-out to our goalie Riley for posting a shut-out and for our defense for only letting up 8 goals in 4 games! Gold Star 2021 went 4-0 in the Yellow division, beating 3D Mid-Atlantic 4-2, Rebels 10-0, Tenacity Houston 11-4 and Lucky Lax 9-2. GREAT job ladies!!
Gold Star 19/20 also did an excellent job in the 11th grade bracket! The team went 2-2, beating Virginia United 9-0 and Check-Hers 5-3. Defense on the first day was awesome, and we had another goalie, Olivia, post a shut-out! Day 2 was more competitive, and the team lost 10-3 to Sova and 13-5 to Lucky Lax. We walked away with some lessons, but ultimately had a lot of fun! It was also great to see the sidelines filled with college coaches scouting out our players who are working hard with the recruiting process. Great job girls!!