On Monday, November 28, the Verona United U14 girls defeated the Ridgewood Maroons 2-0 in Ridgewood. With the victory, the Verona Strikers clinched their division and ended the season 8-1-1.
In the victory Amanda Maguire scored the team’s first goal midway through the first half with a left-footed shot from 16 yards away. The team’s second goal was scored in the second half by Meghan Yeates, who blasted a shot by the Maroon’s goalie after receiving a perfect pass from Carleigh Hoimark.
This years Strikers team allowed only 5 goals in 10 games. The team was lead on defense by Emily Petermann, Shannon Raff, Angel Barkley and Jackie Selby with goalie Emma Wagner not allowing a goal in the last five matches and ending the season with 7 shutouts. The forwards Annaliese Tietjen, Gabe Horton, Mia Corbett, Kamryn Smith and Megan Flood were set up throughout the year by a strong midfield made up of Sarah Yauch, Amanda Maguire, Sam Dowd and Molly Nochimson.