Ce­cil Express take first place in tour­na­ment

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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.

SPE­CIAL TO THE WHIG

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.

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