Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Simmons vs. Lloret Women
After spending a half day touring Barcelona, we had a few hours off to rest before our second match. We played at Lloret Stadium this evening against El Lloret Women. Our team dominated the first half with multiple shots hitting the crossbar. At halftime it was 0-0. Wellie Antonellis put the Lloret women under tough pressure and forced them to give us a throw in deep in our attacking third. Wellie threw the ball in to Justine Beauchamp. Justine pulled a move on the opponent's defender and served a driven ball across the face of the goal where Ally Ayotte came streaking in to shove the ball in the back of the net! The Sharks maintained a 1-0 lead until about 10 minutes left when the Lloret women served a ball diagonally over our backline to a speedy front runner who took on Ashley Wheeler one on one. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Following the match, we walked to a local pizzeria for dinner and we watched some Champions League soccer on tv with the locals.