North Country's FC Freeze first in soccer league
Louisa Moosbrugger of Potsdam evades opponents during a game. Photo by Heather Wilson.
FC Freeze U12 Girls (7-1-1) are now in first place in their league. This weekend FC continued their winning streak.
On June 19 FC Freeze scored early against LCU of Lowville (4-4-0). Olivia Mace (Ohio) scored from a pass from Anourine Pullano, Parishville.
The game ended midway through the first half because of the severe weather.
On June 21 FC Freeze dominated their two games against Northern Oswego Soccer Club (NOSC) (3-5-0).
In game one FC scored six unanswered goals.
Leading the team on offense were Pullano who scored twice, and Rylee Dennis (Maitland, Onatrio) scoring once with six shot on goal. Other goals were scored by; Olivia Mace (Ohio), Liz Peo (Ogdensburg), and Natalie McCormick (Ogdensburg).
Gabrielle Jones (Potsdam) was the keeper and made four saves. NOSC keeper made 15 saves. Shots on goals were distributed among the following FC Freeze players: Katharine Cowen (Potsdam), Shannon Gallagher (Gouverneur), Brooke Hayes (Parishville), Delaney Hayes (Canton) and Sophia Janoyan (Potsdam).
In game two FC outscored NOSC 6-1.
After being the keeper in the first game Jones playing striker came out hard and scored an unassisted goal in the first 50 seconds of play.
Mace scored two unassisted goals in the contest. Delaney Hayes scored from a direct kick by blasting the ball in the top left side of the net. Dennis and Pullano each scored once.
McCormick played very solid in the goal and made four saves.
Her strong punts kept NOSC defense on their toes. Strong defense in both games was provided by Brooke Hayes, Erica Sloan (Parishville) and Delaney Hayes. The teams passing game and good communication skills are helping to drive their wins. FC out shot their opponent 21-5.
On June 26 FC takes on Thousand Islands Soccer Club (3-4-0) in Clayton at 5:30. On Saturday the team will end their season with three 30 minute playoff games in Indian River starting at 11:30 a.m.