United Soccer of Auburn’s girls U19 team won the Midland Area Youth Soccer (MAYS) title for their age group on Sunday evening. Auburn defeated Spence 4-0 in a game that was never really contested. Leading 2-0 at the half, Auburn continued to control the ball and the field throughout the second half. The few attacks Spencer was able to mount in the Auburn end were quickly shut down by Auburn’s superior defensive play.
The game was originally scheduled to be played at Northbridge High School at 11am Sunday morning. Due to the steady rain, the game was moved to Auburn High School where it could be played on the artificial surface regardless of weather conditions.
As it turned out, the sun broke through about 3pm this afternoon, and by the 6pm game time, we were enjoying a very comfortable first day of summer evening. The surprise home game for the MAYS title also brought out a pretty good size crowd to cheer the Auburn girls.
MAYS is one of about 12 regional leagues that operate under Mass Youth Soccer. MAYS encompasses 27 towns/leagues throughout Central Mass.
Next up for Auburn is the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) played at the spectacular Fields at Progin Park in Lancaster, MA, home of Massachusetts Youth Soccer. Auburn will play its first game on Friday, June 26 at 11am. Subsequent games are TBD.
The girls U19 team is coached by Pete Chestna, Alicia Chestna and Bob Rojee. Playing for the girls U19 team:
Micaela Almeida, Jillian Anderson, Sydney Anger/Leveillee, Abigail Baer, Rebecca Bernard, Samantha Boucher, Elise Cavanaugh, Sarah Cavanaugh, Kaitlyn Chestna, Megan Chestna, Brianna Courteau, Danielle Dufault, Carrie Ann Girardin, Danielle Hearnlaye, Jenna Matthew, Shannon McGrath, Alison Nikula and Alekxis Rojee.