Cecil Express take first place in tournament
The Cecil Express U-13 girls’ soccer team won first place last weekend at the 2016 Cecil Fall Blast Soccer Tournament at Chesland Soccer Complex in Elkton.
The Express won their opener against Kirkwood KSC Blue 04, 2-0. Carliegh Johnson and Alessandra Piccalo both netted goals for Cecil, while Catherine Roberts and Allyson Miklas each recorded assists.
The Express then won 5-0 in the second game against SCSC Smyrna Hurricanes. Betty Ferranto recorded two goals and Riley Pinato, Miklas and Johnson recorded one goal a piece, while Piccalo added two assists.
Cecil then rounded out the day’s action with a 4-1 victory over BRSA United 04. Ferranto scored two goals and Payton Hardy and Maya Osborne each added a goal apiece.
Sarah Jones, Isabelle Boone, Julia Walz, Sofie Triantafillos, Osborne and Hardy led a strong defense that allowed just one goal in three games. Alivia Carrillo, Peyton Hill, Miklas and Roberts paced the midfield, while Pinato recorded nine saves in goal all day. Triantafillos and Boone also saw some time in the net over the weekend, contributing with three combined saves.
Kickers place second in Welsh Cup
The Cecil Kickers placed second in the youth girls’ soccer HSC Welsh Cup in Pennsylvania over the weekend.
Cecil won the first game over UDFC Fire, 1-0, as Kylie Narvell scored the lone goal of an assist by Jael Xavier, while Shadai Givens had five saves in the shutout.
The Kickers then dropped Game 2 vs. ASA Union, 3-2. Saylor Bare scored unassisted and Gabriella Pileggi also scored off an assist by Kayla Morton.
Cecil then won its third game over YMS Spirit, 2-1, as Summer Davis and Narvell both found the net and Erika Clarke dished out an assist.
Pictured is the Cecil Express U-13 girls’ soccer team. Back row, left to right: Catherine Roberts, Sofie Triantafillos, Alessandra Piccalo, Carliegh Johnson, Ella Cook, Riley Pinato, Maya Osborne and Payton Hardy. Front row, left to right: Allyson Miklas, Peyton Hill, Sarah Jones, Isabelle Boone, Julia Walz, Betty Ferranto and Alivia Carrillo.