Lady Squires Win Manchester Soccer Invite

The Manchester women’s soccer team won the invitational Saturday. In the first game, they defeated Rochester 4-3 in OT. Julie Dalsager started with a goal in the first 3 minutes off of an assist by Bailey Mooney. Rochester answered with goal a few minutes later. Emma Garriott had the second goal for Manchester; however, Rochester answered with 2 goals before half time. During the second half, Manchester shut Rochester down defensively. Haley Clifford, Jirni Cripe, Kayla Metzger, and Gabbie Brewer led the defense along with Kiera Stacy’s 6 saves. With less than a minute left, Bailey Mooney tied the game with a goal for Manchester. During overtime, Bailey Mooney again found the back of the net to give Manchester the victory.

In the championship game, Manchester defeated Logansport 2-0. Both teams were scoreless the first half. Bailey Mooney started the second half with a goal to put Manchester up. Emma Garriott hit the second goal in the last 3 minutes of the game off of an assist from Carsyn Howard. Manchester was strong defensively led by Haley Clifford, Jirni Cripe, Gabbie Brewer, and Kayla Metzger. Kiera Stacy played phenomenally in the net with 20 saves.

Bailey Mooney was MVP of the tournament.

The Manchester boys defeated Ft Wayne Snider in overtime in game one before falling to South Bend Riley in the championship

The Squires first game was one heck of a game. Fort Wayne Snider came to play jumping out with the first goal. Manchester’s Harley Kruschwitz found the back of the net to make things even at 1. Snider scored a 2nd goal in the first. Snider would not score again. Eric Morales scored the goal to tie the game. It was a beautiful goal. Nathan Self had a free kick run over the ball. Eric took a cannon shot into the wall. The wall moved. Right into the net the ball flew. Time to play overtime. The Squires scored the only goal. Harley got the goal. Konrad Borgmann made some key saves towards the end of regulation and in the overtime.

Manchester got the win in overtime in the morning to play in the championship against South Bend Riley. Riley beat North Miami to play for the championship. The Squires never found their leggs. South Bend jumped out to a 2-0 lead within 8 minutes. Manchester cut the lead in half before the half. The Squires would not find the net again. Riley added one in the 2nd. South Bend Riley took home the trophy. Eric Morales scored the only Manchester goal.

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