Madison Storms the field
Special to the Citizen
All four teams of the newly-formed Madison Storm, the Madison Area Youth Soccer Association, won their games Saturday. This is the first time all four teams have played in Madison.
Play began at 9:30 a.m., with the U12 team. Led by Hogan Tuell with six goals, this team played to a final 13-1 victory. Henry Smith added two goals, as did Alex Dickson, with additional goals by Kyle Kriemann, McKinley Raines, and Jack Speyer. Under the coaching of Hiram Johnston, Emily Bernier and Betsy Wagenhauser, the offense controlled the field, and the defense and keeper held firm against Jefferson FC Royal.
At 11:00, the U14 team took the field, and outran the opponents from RYSA (Rockdale Youth Soccer Association). In a 2-0 win, the Storm never slowed down, and Hunter Moore delivered the two goals for the team. Coached by Hiram Johnston and Ken Rawls, the offense pushed hard and fast against a very strong defense and keeper, and the Storm defense anchored by Jack LeClaire, held an impenetrable line.
Play resumed at 1:30 p.m. with the U16 team, challenged by TYSA (Tucker Youth Soccer Association). Coached by Jamie Williams and Gary Gardner, in a very strong battle the Storm found all the goals they needed to win the game 5-2. Albert Orr scored three goals, Frank DuBose scored a fourth, and Cody Ferrell added the fifth on a penalty kick. The defense held off the onslaught by TYSA, with spectacular play across the field and several saves by Thomas Hughes.
The last day of the game began at 3:30, and proved to be a hot battle. Again under the direction of Jamie Williams and Gary Gardner, the Storm faced the Snellville Inferno in a fast-paced 90 minutes of play. The Storm forged a 1-0 win with an own goal, on a cross in from Dylan Davis and insurmountable pressure from Taylor Smith. The Storm defense was fast and unrelenting, with notable saves by Carlton Hyman.
All teams go back into action this Saturday.