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Sizzle are Runner Up in the BYC Futsal Tournament

In their first foray into Futsal, the Sizzle finished as runners up in the BYC Annual Futsal Tournament, losing to Champions Nether Providence 4-0.
 
The Sizzle won all three of their regulation games with a strong goaltending by the trio of Natalie Bruinsma, Dana Mirigliano and Gia Panichelli. Natalie did not surrender a goal until midway through the finals.
 
The Sizzle's first opponent was Garnet Valley Garnet team who the Sizzle faced in the PAGS fall league. Gia Panichelli opened the scoring in the first half. After Julia Carlin added a first half goal, Garnet Valley scored in the second half to come within one.  Abby Aughe added an insurance goal to clinch the victory. Sizzle won the game 3-1.
 
The second game was the same outcome as the Sizzle beat the host BYC 3-1. Natalie Bruinsma opened up the scoring as Emma Sulpizio and Bria Hemphill added a goal a piece. Gia Panichelli had an assist in the victory.
 
The Sizzle exploded for 6 goals in the third game as Abby Aughe netted three, Julia Carlin scored twice and Bria Hemphill added one as the Sizzle downed Garnet Valley White 6-0. Gia Panichelli and Dana Mirigliano combo in goal recorded a shutout.
 
Sizzle then played Nether Providence in the finals, who also finished the regulation round without a loss.. Natalie Bruinsma played excellent in goal
as she made save after save to keep the game close.  Nether's sharp passing and excellent ball control proved too much for Sizzle. 
 
Also having a stong tournament were the Galloway sisters, Jamie and Jordan who provided strong defense and aggressive offense.
 
Sizzle start the Premier Futsal League on Januaty 26th where they will get another shot at Nether Providence.
 

Sizzle Blank Lightning

Aidan Gallagher recorded another shutout as the Sizzle beat the Haverford Lightning 1-0.

The Sizzle's lone goal came off a beautiful move by Natalie Bruinsma as she faked out the Lightning Defender and steered the ball toward Emma Suplizio, who directed it past Haverford's goalkeeper.

Sizzle Rebound Against Lady Reds

November 1, 2010
The Sizzle exploded with 4 goals plus 1 "own goal" to beat the Lady Reds on Sunday.

The defensive tandem of Abby Aughe and Emma Whitaker prevented the Lady Reds from taking any shots on goal, making for a very uneventful day for goalies Natalie Bruinsma and Dana Mirigliano.

Goals were scored by Aidan Gallagher, Abby Aughe, Bria Hemphill and Erin Gormley. The fifth goal was credited to the Sizzle when a Lady Reds defender kicked the ball into her own net when trying to clear the ball after being pressured by Dana Mirigliano.

The following players also had scoring chances: Jamie Galloway, Jordan Galloway, Emma Suplizio, Gia Panichelli and Julia Carlin.

The Sizzle go in to the final weekend with a 5-2-1 record and a chance to claim 2nd place in U9 Division 7 of PAGS.

Tomahawks cool Sizzle.

October 25, 2010
Swarthmore Young Tomahawks ended the Sizzle's 5 gaming winning streak on Sunday, scratching and clawing their way to a exciting 2-0 win.

Sizzle's goalkeepers, Aidan and Natalie made great saves to keep the Sizzle in the game as the offense couldn't seem to find the net.

Julia Carlin, Emma Sulpizio, Aidan Gallagher and Bria Hemphill all had scoring chances.

Sizzle resume their schedule on Sunday at home against the Lady Reds.

Sizzle take down Lady Reds

October 23, 2010
Natalie Bruinsma started off the scoring as she headed a punt from the Liverpool goalie, gained control of the ball, and blasted it into the left side of net.

Bria Hemphill added 2 goals as Emma Sulpizio and Erin Gormley added one a piece as the Sizzle beat the Lady Reds 5-0. Julia Carlin also added an assist in the win.

The goalkeeping combination of Dana Mirigliano and Natalie Bruinsma with the help of the defensive combo of Emma Whitwaker and Abby Aughe allowed the Sizzle to record another shutout.

Aidan Gallagher, Jamie and Jordan Galloway provided additional offensive support in the game.



Aidan shuts down Tomahawks!

October 17, 2010
Aidan Gallagher had 6 saves, including a tremendous stop on a breakaway by Swarthmore, picking up a weary Sizzle Team.

Erin Gormley had the game's only goal. Emma Sulpizio and Jordan Galloway had a scoring chance a piece.

The Sizzle have now won 4 straight games.

Gormley Nets 3 as Sizzle beats Blaze

October 16, 2010
The Sizzle beat the Blaze on the strength of Erin Gormley's 3 goals. Bria Hemphill added 2 assists as the stonewall defense of Emma Whitaker and Abby Aughe shut down the Blaze.

Sizzle Take Home Hunter Jack Walsh Trophy!!!!!!

In their first ever soccer tournament, our Springfield Sizzle U9 team came home with the Championship Trophy after stunning the Division 3 Westmont Blue Thunder 2-1 in the Hunter Jack Walsh Championship game.

The Sizzle got outstanding goaltending from sure handed Aidan Gallagher, who in the first half of the day, shutdown the Ukrainian National Thunder (Horsham) 1-0 which elevated the team to the championship game. Aidan also added an assist in this hard fought game.

There were many heros in the four games they played, here are some of the highlights:

Emma Whitaker and Abby Aughe were tough as nails as they frustrated the opposing offense by swarming the ball. Natalie "The Enforcer" Bruinsma pitched in to help aid in the strong defensive half of the field.

Erin Gormley perplexed the defense with her pinpoint passing. Erin along with linemate Julia Carlin were the workhorses for Springfield playing most of the last two deciding games. Erin came away with two assists on the weekend.

Bria Hemphill, "The Flyer", scored goals in both Sunday games on breakaways where she outran everyone on the field.

Dana Mirigliano, who always seems to be in the right place at the right time, hammered home what proved to be the decisive goal in the Championship game. Dana wedged herself between Westmont's defensive wall on a corner kick by Erin Gormley and somehow got it through two defenders.

Gia Panachelli opened up the scoring for the weekend with a goal against CRUSA Independence in the opening game.

Emma Sulpizio, Jamie Galloway, and Jordan Galloway adjusted well to new positioning set forth by the Sizzle coaching staff. Jordan and Jamie anchored the Center Midfield position with Natalie Bruinsma, while Emma played a strong pressuring offense.

The Sizzle return to their PAGS schedule at the friendly confines of New Nether Netherwood field Saturday 10/16 against Garnet Valley.


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