Team Philadelphia continued its strong tournament play this weekend going 3-1 in round robin play and advancing to the Finals of the Liberty Cup for the second straight time.
Top scorers Lewis Ziegler and Joseph Darragh continued to put goals in the net for the Squirt B National team in round robin 4-1, 9-2 and 6-1 victories. Tyler Kotes, Caroline Geraci, Rocco Corrado, Tyler Bickell and Cole Pariseault also showed the diversity of scoring the team has been getting over the last month.
The big story of the weekend came from forward Drew Miller. Drew came into the weekend with 1 goal on the season but added 4 more to his total in a very productive weekend. Drew also scored the go-ahead goal on a rebound to put Team Philadelphia up 2-1 with just over 4 minutes to play in the Final against a tough Titans team from Virginia.
Unfortunately, like the semifinals game against the Metro team at the Crabtown showdown, Team Philadelphia couldn't hold onto the lead and the Titans stormed back for a 3-2 victory.
The defensive core of Sean Tobin, Johnny Schneider, Joey Cilluffo, Brennan Inskeep, Ethan Chandler, and Pierce Alderman kept the opponent’s offense at bay all weekend.
Adam NancarrowJr. and Addison Roth shared goaltending responsibilities and along with the strong defense allowed only 12 goals over 5 games.
Team Philadelphia gets a much-needed break and will face the Delaware Blue Hens and Valley Forge Colonials the weekend of Feb 2 and 3rd.