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2019 Boyertown Blast Tournament

After wrapping up the regular season, the Dragons concluded their Fall Season with the Boyertown Blast tournament. After having not played in two weeks, the Dragons came out sluggish in the opening game vs. Boyertown Union. The host team jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, and just missed a chance to make it 3-0 but the shot went off the post. The Dragons settled in after the early pressure and tied the game 2-2 late in the first half. In the second half, they maintained balanced play and went on to win 7-2, getting goals from 5 different players.

In the second game, the Dragons had a repeat match vs. regular season opponent Harleysville FC Rangers and came away with a similar result. Three players scored two goals apiece as the team earned a 6-2 victory.

In the championship match, the Dragons faced the Parkland Area SC Titans – with both teams coming into the match 2-0, it was sure to be a battle. Parkland applied early pressure but the Dragons utilized a quick counter-attack to go up 1-0. The Titans scored a goal later in the half and the game went into halftime tied 1-1. The teams continued their steady defensive play throughout the second half with neither team getting many scoring chances. Then with about four minutes of play remaining, the Dragons quickly worked the ball from the back and up the sidelines, playing it across for a goal on a great shot and a late 2-1 lead. As the game winded to a close, in the final seconds there was a crowded play in the box, the ball popped out and found its way into the back of the net as the final whistle blew – the game finished in a 2-2 tie. With no extra time or penalty kicks, the teams went to tie-breaker scenarios to determine the winner – the Titans bested the Dragons on goals allowed in group play, earning them the top spot and the Dragons finished as runners up.

A great last game concluded the Fall season and the Dragons finished their opening season across league and tournament play with 16 wins, 2 ties, and just 1 loss.

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