After a great recreational season which they finished with a record of 7-1-2, including five hard-fought wins by a single goal, Coach George Getek’s U16G Mentos entered the four-teams playoff’s of the High School Girls House Soccer League along with three teams from the Springfield Youth Club (SYC).
In the Saturday afternoon semi-finals at Wakefield Park, the home Mentos avenged their only loss of the regular season by beating their SYC opponents by a score of 3-1 to send them to the finals on Sunday.
After an inspirational pre-game talk from Coach Getek, the Mentos came out playing hard. They dominated in the first half, keeping the ball predominantly in the Springfield half of the field. But despite repeated attempts, they just couldn’t put the ball into the net. Springfield was reinvigorated after halftime and quickly scored what proved to be the only goal of the match. The Mentos attacked, trying to even up the score, but unfortunately weren’t able to do it.
There’s no shame in a second place finish against twelve teams representing five of the best recreational soccer programs in the area. Congratulations to the Mentos and their coach on a great season. For a photo gallery from the championship game, go to the Senior Division U19Girls page.