LACONIA — Four teams from Lakes Region United Soccer will compete in state tournament games in Pembroke Saturday. with the winners going on to play for state titles Sunday.
For the spring session of New Hampshire Soccer League LRU had over 200 players registered across 12 teams from U10 to U19. The teams that made the playoffs are:
Boys/Coed U11 Division 2, Coach Jeff Burnham.
Boys/Coed U13 Division 2, Coach Chris McDonough.
Boys/Coed U15 Division 2/3, Coach Steven Hepburn.
Boys/Coed U19, Division 2/3, Coach Scott Workman
Jeff Burnham, who coaches the U11 division 2 team along with Josh Wilks, says “ We are going into the playoffs this weekend as the number 1 seed after defeating the number 1 team, Merrimack, over the past weekend 2-0. We are number 1 in our division defensively, with only seven goals scored against us this spring.
“Our goalie Tommy Monasky is unstoppable and his defensemen, Anthony Burnham, Charlotte Lehr, and Vincent and Simon Butka stop whatever comes their way. Our offense make goals count when we need them led by Aidan Burnham, Kyle Wilks, Karson Genakos and Micah Jiavalgi. We lost in the championships in the fall 1-0 in the 4th minute of overtime. So we are looking to come out champions this weekend.”
The U11 team posted a 7-1 record and will face the Timberwolves at 8 a.m.
The U13 team posted a 6-1 record and is the second seed in its division. It will face Oyster River at noon.
The U15 team posted a 6-1-1 record and is the second seed. It plays Hudson at 4 p.m.
Coach Steven Hepburn says “the players worked really hard throughout the session, both in practices and on game days, and it really showed. They played some great passing soccer that was wonderful to watch and they fully deserved their record of 6-1-1. They have the 3rd best defensive record in the division, thanks to a great central defensive pairing of Aiden Phelps and Hayden Bourgeois. Offensively, the team was led by Ramsey Landry and Cameron Shephard who scored 17 goals between them.”
The U19 team is the third seed and plays Litchfield at 6 p.m. They had a 5-2-1 season record.
- Written by Roger Amsden
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