The Lady Jags came out strong in their first game against Mount Laurel Fury, striking first when defender Cathrine Rivera sent a ball to Marilena Mangiaraina who crossed it to Carly Bloom who booted it in for a goal. The Fury tied the game up four minutes into the first half and stunned the Lady Jags when they took the lead with thirty seconds to go before half. Goalie Linda Artusa denied all further scoring opportunities and Carly Bloom tied the game for the Jags halfway through the second half. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.
The second game was a battle between the Lady Jags and Wall SC Wave with both teams skillfully passing the ball up and down the field. The defense of both teams denied all scoring until the second minute of the second half when the opposition scored. It took until the 27th minute of the second half when Bella Arato, who was moved from defense to offense, started the scoring drive for the Lady Jags when she received the ball at half field and moved it into the box with a fake shot pass to Carly Bloom who scored to tie the game at 1-1.
The third game against TBAA Premier Strykers was another defensive battle with the only scoring occurring at the 8th minute of the second half when Samantha Coope crossed a ball to Bella Arato for a goal. Despite a strong effort by the opposition to tie the game in the last thirty seconds of play, the Lady Jags held on earning their spot in the Bronze final.
In addition to the tournament, the NHP Lady Jags remain undefeated in their EDP league with a 3-2 win on Sunday, October 4th when Nora Higgins assisted on the first goal scored by Caitlin Chestler; Linda Artusa punted a rocket to Carly Bloom for the second goal and Marilena Mangiaracina assisted Erin Lutz for the third goal of the game.
Both weekend wins were a great team effort by all including Vrisida Bouzos, Samantha Corrigan, Jillian Fager, Aisling McGrath and Zoe Winston.