U14 Girls Compile A Remarkable Record

Coach Conaway's Girls Go Undefeated For Second Consecutive Season

For BRYC’s Senior Division, the Under 14 through Under 19 age groups, the Spring 2011 Season just concluded was one of the more successful in the history of the program.  At least five teams ended the season on top of the standings!  See a separete story (coming soon) on the U16 and U19 Boys playing in the SFL, the Suburban Friendship League.  But first...

For the 17 players on the U14 Girls "Icebreakers", coached by BRYC veteran Brian Conaway, it was going to be hard to improve on last fall’s 7-0-1 season, but improve they did.  In a league that includes teams from the neighboring Springfield Youth Club (SYC) and Burke Athletic Club BAC), the Ice- breakers were unbeatable.  Though there is no official "championship", after the 7th game of the season the teams from the league’s two divisions are paired up for the 8th and final game based on the standings, with the first place teams in each division playing against each other.  The Icebreakers won their division in both the Fall and Spring seasons.  In the final game of the spring season, vs. a team from Burke that sported an impressive 6-0-1 record going into the game, the Icebreakers fell behind 1-0 for the first time this season, but came roaring back at the beginning of the second half, scoring two quick goals which stood up for a final score of 2-1, and an undefeated 8-0-0 season, with a combined record of 15-0-1 over the spring and fall. In those 16 games they allowed only 4 goals while scoring 49 of their own.

The girls play not just as teammates but as friends. 15 of the 17 girls attend Robert Frost Intermediate School, a closeness that Coach Conaway said translates into a team cohe- siveness that was a key ingredient to their success. Congratulations to the coach and his girls, almost all of whom will move up to the U16 Girls league in the fall...where they will face many of the same girls they played against this season.  They’ll be waiting...and the Icebreakers will be looking to extend their streak!

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BRYC TRAVEL

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