Congratulations to the Granby Rovers U15 Girls team for winning its division at the Capitol Cup Tournament in Concord, N.H. on Oct. 8-9. This was the team’s first tournament out of state since 2019, and everyone was excited to play against new teams and have some fun.
On Saturday the team had one game and won 2-1 with goals from Sarah Slade and Hazel Lamb. On Sunday, the team had two games and possibly a third depending on the results of the first two games. The team won its first game 1-0 (goal by Sarah Slade) and second game 2-0 (both goals by Emma Lynch and assisted by Emily Allshouse).
These two wins placed the team automatically into the Finals with the best record in the division. Playing three games in one day was a lot, but the girls dug deep and got fired up for their last game. They came close to scoring a few times, but at the end of the two halves it was tied 0-0. The game went straight to Penalty Kick Shootouts and Granby won 4-2. Goalkeeper Greta Forneris did an excellent job in goal saving two shots and Sarah Slade, Hazel Lamb, Jaclyn Scanlon and Charlotte Bennett all scored.
Head Coach Heather Hurczyn and assistant coaches Kori Lamb and Dalton Lemoine could not be prouder of how well the team played. Each and every person played an important role in each game. They played together as a unit, which made them unbeatable. The passing was beautiful, and the defenders were strong in every game. As the team’s last Fall Soccer Tournament as Granby Rovers, it couldn’t have gone any better—great job team!