November 20, 2016 — CHAMPIONS! Congratulations, Magic, on winning the U14 Blue division of the 4th Annual CRUSA/FC Bucks Adidas Classic in absolutely thrilling style: a 1-1 (4-3) PK shootout over St. Thomas More Lunachix!
The Magic entered Sunday having drawn their two Saturday matches: 2-2 against eventual finals opponent St. Thomas More, and 0-0 against YMS Storm. The frigid, blustery weather on Sunday morning had no impact on the Magics offense, as they uncorked six goals against East Brunswick SC Synergy in a 6-1 win, sealing their ticket to the final.
In the afternoon final, Nene Mokonchu opened up the scoring for the Magic, knocking home a corner kick. Their 1- 0 halftime lead was short-lived, however, as the Lunachix found the equalizer and drew even.
Regular time ended with the teams locked in a 1-1 draw, sending the game straight to penalties! Ruby Murray, Jessica Lineen, and Sarah Kenwood all found the back of the net with their kicks, while GK Sofia Lattanze stopped two—yes, TWO—St. Thomas More PKs to give the Magic a chance to win with their final kick. Abby Lanning stepped to the spot and increased the drama to heart attack levels by slamming her penalty off the right post...and IN! Magic win!!
What a thrilling win, Magic! Way to bring home the hardware!