The U14 Fusion team includes players Hannah Robertson, Katie Watkins, Morgan Giannone, Audrey Markotic, Amy Beard, Caris Rhind, Julia Zacharia, Jaime Lavender, Elizabeth Beard, Jessica McDonald, Hannah Osborne, Alisha Plaunt, Christina Voortman, Alex Brown and Emilia Muhar, and coaches Ian Robertson, Roger Brown and Andy Markotic. Missing Kaia Napier.
Starting the 2018 outdoor season with a bang, the Flamborough Dundas Fusion U14 girls soccer squad won the Collingwood United Soccer Club Invitational in dramatic fashion.
The round-robin play included two 5-0 victories over Barrie and Grimsby only to be tripped up by weather, leading to a 2-0 loss to Erin Mills.
The only way to extract revenge on Erin Mills was to beat the Hamilton Sparta in the semifinal, a team Flamborough had never beaten.
The Fusion girls won a heart-pounding semifinal in penalty kicks and beat Erin Mills 1-0 in the championship match.
Head coach Roger Brown was thrilled with the effort put forward by his depleted team to fight through many injuries and overcome the unavailability of a few players.
“The girls played with a lot of heart and showed incredible toughness and resiliency this entire weekend,” he said.