The Gators dominated play earning more corners than the Bearcats as well as having the better part of possession in their attacking third of the field. Like in the semi, Julia met every test in the cage posting three shut out victories in the tournament. And again, her D worked tirelessly to thwart any attack the Bearcats could muster. Heading into the break, the teams were tied at 0-0 with GA's strong contingent of fans urging their team on! Both teams came of the gates at full speed each looking to get on the board first. Hotchkiss was able to convert on a corner for a precarious 1-0 lead with 13:09 to play in the contest. Then, in less than 10 seconds, GA answered. Emilia weaved up the field with the ball glued to her stick and, as she approached the circle, slipped the ball to the far post. Eva was trucking down the field and timed the ball perfectly diving to the far post edging out the keeper to put the ball on the boards -- game tied 1-1! WOW! GA continued to press and create chances but was unable to put the game away in regulation.
OT! 10 minute sudden victory of 7v7. GA came out blazing!! The Gators earned a corner, Hannah on the insert, Pam and Emiilia at the top of the circle -- ball out -- shot -- rebound -- Pam shot -- GOAL!! Gators win!
What a day for Greenwich Academy! What a superb effort! What great fan support! What a team! What fantastic coaches! What a win!! Go Gators!!
Article and photo from the Greenwich Academy website.