Friday, June 4, 1999
Girls soccer team reaches quarter finals of tournament
The Concord-Carlisle Patriots girls under 14, division1 team (GU-14-1) played Somerville in a rescheduled game on Thursday and travelled to Putnam, Connecticut for a 6v6 tournament over Memorial Day weekend.
The Patriots final regular season game started at 6:45 p.m. with the sun low in the sky. Somerville scored first from close in at the twelve minute mark, but the Patriots kept the pressure on the Somerville team and evened the score near the end of the half. As she had done throughout the season, Susie Martin lofted the ball perfectly toward the Somerville goal area where Emily Rolando tipped it to Rachel Williams, who drove the ball into the Somerville goal. Somerville went ahead on a full field rush by one of its premiere players eleven minutes into the second half. Despite strong playing from the entire Concord-Carlisle team, particularly from Whitney Sharp and Tara Callahan, the Patriots were unable to score again and Somerville won, 2-1. Concord-Carlisle ended their regular season 4-4-2.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, ten members of the Patriots went to Putnam, Connecticut to play in a 6v6 tournament. Due to a shortage of under-fourteen girls teams, the Patriots played in a coed division. By the time the Patriots adjusted for the small field, short period 6v6 format, the Pomfret Connecticut team had won the first game 6-2, with Taylor Parrott and Kelly Robb scoring the goals for the Patriots. The Concord-Carlisle team bounced back in their second game, beating one of the host teams from Putnam 9-6, with Taylor Parrott scoring five goals, Tara Callahan scoring two, and Kelly Robb and Whitney Sharp each netting a goal. The victory enabled the Patriots to reach the playoff round on Sunday where the team fought hard but was unable to move into the semifinals. Hannah Brady, Ellen Berndtson, Kylie Duff and Susie Martin all played very well and Becca Perry, Kelly Robb and Dana Tsakos capably handled the goal-keeping duties throughout the tournament.
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