Semi-final Finish Pushes Team to #19
The Dynamo did not come home with the Trophy but they were undefeated 1-0-2 and they beat the eventual winners of the bracket. The semi-final finish put the team at #19 in the state. It was a great effort all around on a very cold and windy weekend.
In the first game vs New Rochelle, the Dynamo controlled much of the game. Stelli put in a nice goal in the 1st half. Late in the 2nd half, New Rochelle scored and the match ended up 1-1.
In game 2, a tougher match vs Valeo, the Dynamo again jumped out 1-0 on a score by Samweal. Valeo came back to tie it 1-1 and that is how it ended. The Dynamo were very stubborn on defense in both games.
On day 2, another cold, wet, windy day, the Dynamo was mathematically unable to reach the Final. But the team came out and gave their all for pride's sake and ended up beating Pro Youth Celeste (currently ranked 18 in NY). PYC was the toughest opponent of the tournament and they ended up winning the bracket. But the Dynamo played a with intensity and won 1-0. The goal was scored by Nick on a breakaway.