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March 31, 2015 > Bears and Leopards face off under the lights

Bears and Leopards face off under the lights

Submitted By John Angelo

On Friday, March 13, NewarkÕs Lincoln and Snow Elementary schools faced off under the lights at Newark Memorial High SchoolÕs football and soccer field. The fifteenth annual Newark Cup match was to determine the best girlsÕ soccer team and award them with the desirable Cup trophy.

The game showcased two talented, young soccer teams whose players were positioned and played by their keen coaches to their defensive and offensive strengths. SnowÕs Blizzard Bears struck early with a perfect playbook approach and strike that firmly awarded them the lead. LincolnÕs Leopards, not to be deterred, eventually returned the gesture, striking back with a rascally barrage that menaced the front of SnowÕs goal until the point was achieved.

By halftime, the score remained one to one. In the second half, Snow attempted another amazing goal attempt that found the ball striking the top of the goal bar, denying the team their point. The Leopards, knowing the clock was running down, were persistent to keep the ball on SnowÕs half of the field. The BearsÕ defense was adept at matching LincolnÕs speed and passing game. After several attempts on goal, the Leopards struck with a kick that assuredly sent the ball into the BearsÕ net for a score of two to one. That score remained until the final seconds drained from the clock. The Lincoln Leopard girlsÕ team had secured their much-desired victory.

Both teams and their coaches were awarded trophies, but the Leopards proudly carried away the much-coveted Newark Cup trophy. Congratulations to the Lincoln Leopards Girls soccer team on their victory!

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