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U14 Spirit Green win at Virginian

05/29/2013, 12:45pm EDT
By Webmaster

The McLean Spirit Green U14 girls coached by Christian Michel scored a pulsating victory over the Culpeper Comets in the Championship game of the Virginian Elite Showcase (Premier Gold Division) on Memorial Day Monday.  The Championship final was a spirited contest with both teams playing with intensity and determination.  Despite several scoring chances by both sides, the game finished tied 0-0 after regular time.  In the overtime period, the game achieved legendary status.  The Comets came out and scored two well-taken goals to race to a 2-0 lead in overtime.  The Spirit rallied and scored a sensational 35-yard strike (Bailey Bowers) to close the gap with 5 minutes to play. Then, after an amazing solo run (Vanessa Barlow), Spirit won a penalty kick which was coolly converted (Hannah Smith) in the final seconds of overtime.   During the nerve-wracking penalty kick shootout, Spirit calmly converted 3 of 5 chances, while the Spirit keeper (Kyla Donohue) made 3 saves, with the last being a spectacular fingertip save to clinch the shootout victory.  A fantastic final game and total team effort by McLean Spirit Green to take the Cup!


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