Velocity wins Columbia Invitational
BayshoreSC doesn’t yield goal in 3-0 run to championship
COLUMBIA — The BayshoreSC Velocity girls’ 17U travel soccer team did not allow a goal while going unbeaten to win the Columbia Invitational Tournament this past weekend.
Abby Blanchard scored twice and McKenzie Mogel added a goal Saturday as Velocity posted a 3-0 shutout over the Jersey Force, ranked No. 25 in New Jersey. Brooke Windsor had two assists and Kiwi Weddell had one, while Shelby Turner made eight saves for the shutout.
Blanchard netted two more goals and Windsor scored in Sunday’s 3-0 victor y over the Davidsonville Explosion. Windsor, Azalie Haro and Kaytlyn Steigerwald each had an assist for Velocity, and keeper Sabrina Mcelvey made one save for the shutout.
In Monday’s final, Miranda Walton, Tanya Haro, Mogel, Windsor and Steigerwald each scored once to lead Velocity to a 5-0 win over Penn Legacy 00 White. Blanchard finished with three assists and Megan Darby had one assist. Turner recorded two saves for her second shutout.
Velocity, which in addition to this tournament win reached the finals of the Pa. Classics tourney in Lancaster, Pa., two weeks ago, moves to No. 21 in Maryland’s 17U state rankings.
Velocity is comprised of players from Easton, Saints Peter and Paul, Queen Anne’s County, Kent Island, North Caroline and CambridgeSouth Dorchester high schools.
Members of the BayshoreSC Velocity U17 girls’ soccer team are from left, front row: Lily Osborne, Kiwi Weddell, Azalie Haro, Katie Hammond, Shelby Turner, Hailey McNinch, Kaytlyn Steigerwald and Becca Gibbons; standing: Coach Alex Spies, Tanya Haro, Alex Torian, Miranda Walton, McKenzie Mogel, Brooke Windsor, Taryn Patrick, Megan Darby, Pearl Sutton, Abby Blanchard and Coach Mike Leach.