Three United Soccer of Auburn teams will compete for championships this weekend at the 32nd annual Massachusetts Tournament of Champions at Progin Field in Lancaster, MA. USA’s Girls U19 – Chestna; Girls U14-Miranda; and Girls U12 -LaBonte all earned berths in the tournament hosted by Massachusetts Youth Soccer.
The Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) is a season-ending tournament that brings together age/gender group champions from participating town-based travel leagues from across the state including Berkshire, BAYS, Coastal, Essex, MAYS, Middlesex, Nashoba, Pioneer Valley, South Coast and South Shore. Auburn competes in the MAYS league.
This tournament brings together nearly 200 teams and over 4,000 coaches and players, each of which have worked hard all spring to earn the honor of representing their league. The tournament is a round robin format, with each team playing preliminary games on Friday and Saturday. The 4 top teams in the preliminaries move on to the semi-final and championship rounds on Sunday. This is the 32nd annual MTOC.
More information, schedules, and results can be found on the Mass Youth Soccer MTOC website.
The Girls U19 team coached by Pete Chestna, Alicia Chestna, and Ken Cavanaugh won their regular season bracket to automatically advance to MTOC. This is Chestna’s 5th straight trip to MTOC. The team is comprised of:
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The Girls U14-Miranda team finished the regular season 6-1-1, scoring 33 goals and allowing just 6. They went 2-1 in the playoffs, including a shootout win over Holden. They fell in the championship game, but earned the league’s wildcard slot to continue on to MTOC.
The team is coached by Leo Miranda, Scott Jess, and Heather Johnson. The team is:
The Girls U12-LaBonte team also went 6-1-1 in the regular season, scoring 32 goals while giving up 9. They went 4-0 in the playoffs, including a tight 2-1 win over the second seeded Mountain Club based in Sterling. They defeated Shrewsbury last Sunday to win the MAYS championship.
This team is coached by Chantalle Diamond, Adam Johnson, and Jeff LaBonte. The players are:
Congratulations to all the teams, and best of luck this weekend representing Auburn at the state level!