The Middle School Soccer Championship crowned two new champions on Wednesday, April 25th at Melrose Stadium. In the Small Division game, the Kingsbury Falcons took on Maxine Smith STEAM Academy making their first appearance in a post season game. The Knights didn’t waste any time going to work scoring early after the start of the game. Later in the first half they scored their second goal on a penalty kick leading 2-0 into the second half. Kingsbury came out in the second half a little more aggressively but missed their first chance at an easy score with a penalty kick that sailed wide left. Later in the second half Kingsbury scored their lone goal in the game but it wasn’t enough as time ran out and STEAM took home their first championship winning 2-1. Luke Mori was the game MVP, STEAM is coached by Kyle Kuusisto.
The second match up of the night featured the Hickory Ridge Wildcats vs the Kate Bond Kodiaks. The match started off slow with Kate Bond controlling possession of the ball throughout most of the first half. Kate Bond’s midfielders had a size advantage over Hickory Ridge’s deep backfield taking several shots on goal but were unable to connect leaving both teams scoreless in the first half. The second half started off strong for the Kodiaks scoring an early goal and following up with another score midway through the half. They finished with two more back to back goals within minutes of each other effectively ending the Wildcats hopes for a championship with a final score of 4-0. Carlos Garcia was named MVP of the game, Kate Bond is coached by Francesca Hall.