March 28, 2021: Safira defeated OTHSL D1 North Champions Riverwalk FC in an exciting state final.
Riverwalk scored early in the match (7 minutes in) on a direct kick artfully placed in the far corner on a free kick outside the 18. Seen here: Goal #23 Luigi Mirisola.
In a very evenly match game, the score remained 1-0 in favor of Riverwalk well into the second half, due in part by great defending and goal tending from both teams.
In the 57' Safira equalized on this goal from #44 Carlos De Araujo.
The game remained tied until the 87' when Safira's Ellison Martins scored the game winning goal. An exciting finish to cap off our inaugural O40 State Cup!
Parabéns Safira and to the Riverwalk team a tip of our cap to a game well played.
Safira will represent Massachusetts in USASA Region I quarterfinal on May 2nd when they travel to play the winner of SC Eintracht (ENY) v Fairfield GAC (CT).
Good luck, Safira!
This winter, we were excited to announce the return of our Mass Soccer Metrowest Indoor League at Bosse Sports and introduce our first affiliated women's indoor league!
Through six weeks of competition, 2 top teams emerged: Dream Team and the Dragons.
In week five, the Dream Team emerged victorious in head to head competition against the Dragons but had to get by Wayland to secure the top spot and bragging rights. Although Wayland could not pull off the upset, they gave Dream Team a run for their money with a tightly match game that went down to the final minutes, when Dream Team scored 2 goals to secure the victory and first place finish.
The Dragons also finished the session strong by defeating Soccer Sistas. Again, a well contested match but with Dragons controlling possession, they were able to secure the final win of the session.
This "anonymous" reporter would like to mention a few of her favorite moments from the 2021 Indoor Session... we saw 2 sets of college teammates reunited for the first time in years and past rivals play together (and played very well together)! I also enjoyed hearing glory day stories and understanding even more what a small world our soccer community is.
Finally, big thank you to all the players that participated and helped to make this happen. Big thanks to our team managers, Lisa Arena, Lisa Zagura, Becca Brooke, Pam Wineman, and Jenny Abbondanzio, our referees, Andres, Damian, and Claude, and finally to Doug and his staff from Bosse Sports Center.
Hope to see you all on a pitch sometime soon!