English girls defeat Classical in consolation game 4-0

LYNN – Classical and English battled in the girls consolation game of the Lynn City Tourney. English won 4-0. All money raised (over $4,000) went directly to the Special Olympics. Everything was donated, from the food to the trophies to the referees working for no fee.Because the field temperature at game time approached 140 degrees, it was decided to play the game in quarters so the players could get water and a quick break.Classical came in with a 0-1-1 record, after losing Tuesday in the tourney and tying Revere 3-3.English was 0-2-0, also losing in the tourney and then losing its opening NEC game to Salem 5-1.The game was played at a high rate of speed despite the hot conditions. English opened the scoring at the thirty-one-minute mark when Lindsey Ray took a pass from Lauren Hinkle and Cara Crowley on the right wing and beat Ram keeper Courtney Sullivan to the short side.The second half was only five minutes old when sophomore Megan Forti took a dead-ball kick from 35 yards out and put it in over the keeper’s head. This upped the score in English’s favor, 2-0. Ten minutes later, Marina Biondi repeated the shot with the ball sailing high into the short-side corner.English finished the scoring when Devon Robinson carried the ball down the right wing and passed it through the crease, where Stephanie Brault had an easy tap-in to make the score Bulldogs 4, Rams 0.The tourney presented an award to the MVP on each team, as selected by the respective head coaches. The Classical MVP was Kelly Deveney and the English MVP was Forti.

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