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Mass Spirit- Ready for Soccer Fest!

Mass Soccer women's teams dominate at 2017 Soccer Fest

09/11/2017, 10:30am EDT
By Sean Bakhtiari

Our O30, O40, & O50 Mass Spirit Teams

The 2017 USASA Adult Soccer Fest took place in Nashville, Tennessee on July 12-16, 2017 and Mass Soccer was represented extremely  well claiming three national championships - Mass Spirit O30, Mass Spirit Seasoned O40 and Bay State Breakers O60 all flew home to Massachusetts with national titles. Furthermore, Bay State Breakers O65 lost in the finals, and Mass Spirit O50 and NEOTHSL O55 fell in the semifinals of the tournament.

In the O30 women's division, Mass Spirit O30 defeated Dallas Roma in a tight 2-1 final. The winning goal was a beautiful breakaway by Justine Oppenheim who was played in on net by teammate Kelly Lawton. Mass Spirit's defense and solid all game and goalkeeping held off the strong Dallas Roma attack in the last 10 mins of the game to secure the title.

In the women's O40 division, the Mass Spirit Seasoned O40 team downed Maryland 1-0 in the championship game. The final was a rematch from group play in which both teams played to a 1-1 draw. Stephanie Boggs netted the game winner in the first half from a superb cross and Mass Spirit held on to secure the win. Quality midfield play kept Maryland's defense on their heals all game Mass Spirit's defense allowed very few scoring opportunities by their opponent.

Born as the Veterans Cup back in 1998, this event was created with the intention of providing high-level soccer to both men and women, whatever their age. Rivalries on the field have led to friendships off and helped turn this event into a week of competition and celebration for over 3,000 players, family members and supporters. Soccer Fest is an annual 11v11 format tournament drawing players of all ages, from almost every U.S. state and many other countries. Every team plays at least 3 tournament games, with winning teams advancing to our final and semi-final rounds the last day of the Fest. The 2018 edition of the Adult Soccer Fest will be held in July in Bellingham, Washington. Full information will be posted at a later date at

2017 SoccerFest Highlights

Mass Spirit O30 - Champions!!

Mass Spirit Seasoned O40 - Champions!!

Mass Spirit O50 - Semifinalists

NEOTHSL O55 - Semifinalists

Bay State Breakers O60 - Champions!!

Bay State Breakers O65 - Runners up

O30 Mass Spirit vs Team Canada - Post Game Selfie

O50 Mass Spirit Elite Semifinalists

NEOTHSL O55 - Semifinalists

O40 Mass Spirit Seasoned Champions!

Tribute to Rock 4 Riley

O30 Mass Spirit - Champions!

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