It was a wonderful drive home reflecting on our HISTORIC first win of the season, defeating cross town rival Ensworth/Nolensville 6-3.
Ironman Carson Dorfman stood tall in goal and denied our opponents many scoring opportunities, this has been a familiar refrain this season. Finally we were able to put together a complete game with strong offense, defense and special teams. Everyone did their part contributing to a team effort.
OFFENSE - Chris Free started things off and notched 2 goals; Jesse Small returned to action from injury and also notched 2 goals; Townes Haley blistered a slap shot from the point that found the back of the net; Joe Orem was able to cap of the game with an empty netter in the waning moments to seal the victory.
DEFENSE - buoyed by smart and physical play by Sydney Russell, JD Chilton, Townes Haley and Reid Murray, our defense kept the opponents at bay and protected Carson. They even participated in some rushes on offense.
At one moment in the game Nico Nguyen was battling hard against the boards to prevent our opponents an offensive possession. His play was an indication of how every player was committed to play with intensity!
Perhaps it was Coach Gately's pre game speech that triggered such great action, or perhaps it was just time to post a win. In any case it was a great drive home! Let's have a few more wins Team #15.