Lynn Breakers Girls Soccer Head for International Play

The Lynn Breakers U-18 Girls Soccer team fared well at this weekend’s Massachusetts Tournament of Champions winning 2 games and dropping 1. They finished their season with an overall record of 13-2, including tournament play. The Breakers easily won their first game 5-0 over Gateway Regional from the Pioneer Valley dominating play from the very beginning, with five different players scoring goals. Franki Galeazzi, Rachael Roy and Ali Sloan scored in the first half followed up with second half goals by Meghan Phelan and Veronica Uk. The Breakers dropped their second game 1-0 to perennial soccer powerhouse Dartmouth in an aggressive back and forth battle. Both teams featured crisp passing, ball control and speed throughout the contest. Lynn had several good scoring opportunities but seemed snake-bitten and couldn’t find the back of the net. The Breakers closed out their tournament run with a decisive 2-1 win of Worcester County Champion Dudley. The Breakers controlled play throughout, building a 2 goal advantage on two goals scored by Galeazzi. The Breakers also had two goals disallowed by the referee during the contest before Dudley scored a late goal.  However, while their typical season has come to an end, the Breakers will now prepare for International play. At the end of the month the Lynn Breakers have been invited, as one of 3 teams from the United States ( with Philadelphia and New York) to play in the prestigious 25th Emerald Cup in Limerick, Ireland. The girls attended various High Schools throughout the City prior to their graduation last month.  It will be the first time a youth soccer team from Lynn has played in Europe against international competition and the last time the Breakers will play together. They have played 91 games together since 2009 and lost only 17 times during that period. They will play 1 or 2 scrimmages locally before leaving to test their skill against a higher level of European competition.”“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for an incredible group of girls from Lynn. They are not only great soccer players but even better people. I am very proud of them”, said Coach Tim Phelan. The Breakers will hold their final fundraiser on Saturday July 12 at 7pm at the Knights of Columbus in Lynn.

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