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November 18, 2009 > Stompers win Director's Cup

Stompers win Director's Cup

Submitted By Stompers' Parents

Stompers, an under-14 girls soccer club, played an extraordinary weekend of back-to-back games to win all four of their matches and lift the Director's Cup hardware, extending their unbeaten streak in the process.

The first game on Saturday, Nov. 14, against the Uninvited was an emphatic 5-0 win. Stompers score two quick goals in the first 10 minutes of play and controlled the game from start to finish.

Mayron Mulugeta and Megan Alexander netted two goals each, while Tylore Bell rounded out the scoring for the victors.

Jessica Almanza, Alexandra Ulrich, Ashley Dominguez and Maddy Phippen provided a solid, impenetrable defense with Skylar Anderson, Krupa Patel, Evani Shah, Anika Balse and Pavitra Ravishankar keeping the ball on the Uninvited side of the field.

In the Stompers second match of the day, they took on the Jabbereokkez, winning in convincing fashion, 2-0.

Bell and Anderson scored the goals for the Stompers, helping send them into the semifinals vs. the Lightning Bolts.

The Stompers brought on their "A" game and scored a 2-0 win, sealing their place in the finals. Kosha Patel and Alexander got a goal each in the first half with some excellent defense from Almanza, Ulrich, Dominguez and Phippen.

This was the Stompers fifth win in five meetings with the Bolts. The win set up a match up in the finals vs. A.D.I.D.A.S.

Stompers played an outstanding game to beat A.D.I.D.A.S., outscoring them 5 -0 win to lift the Director's Cup.

Patel scored twice and Mulugeta, Alexander and Anderson each put home one as the Stompers routed their opponent. Dominguez played outstanding defense in the winning effort, recording a couple assists, as well.

Prior to entering Director's Cup play, Stompers concluded their season on October 31, when they took on Lightning Bolts, winning 1-0 (3-2 in penalty kicks) and clinching first place in the league.

Both teams brought on their best games and played a hard-fought game much to the thrill of parents and spectators.

After a scoreless tie through regulation (including a second-half goal disallowed when the Stompers were called for being offside), the game went into two five-minute overtime sessions followed by a penalty shootout.

Stompers, coached by Tom Teixeira, Pete Alexander and Dave Phippen, are comprised of Janelle Teixeira, Maddy Phippen, Megan Alexander, Kosha Patel, Mayron Mulugeta, Jessica Almanza, Aranya Gairola, Ashley Dominguez, Krupa Patel, Evani Shah, Tylore Bell, Skylar Anderson, Alexandra Ulrich, Anika Balse, Pavitra Ravishankar and Tanishtha Kapoor.

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