After getting out of their pool, with a 2-0-1 (W-L-T) record, United breezed through their quarterfinal match, with a 3-0 win. Then in their semifinal match, also their qualifying match for Nationals, they ran into some trouble.
United went into halftime with a 0-2 deficit, after top-ranked Wizards, of Massachusetts, just outplayed them. In the second half, United changed the way they were playing. They pressed higher, and played more direct, using their power and pace to get into the circle, as they completed an 0-2 comeback, taking the game into a shootout, at 2-2.
Thanks to United's goalie, Maeve Clark, who made the game-winning save, as well as keeping the Wizards, to just one goal scored in the shootout. Along with Winnacunnet's future star, assuming she stays in NH, Abby Wilber who scored the go-ahead goal in the shootout, advanced them to the Regional Final, as well as a guaranteed spot at Nationals, as they won the shootout 2-1.
In the Regional Final, the story was different as United took on AGH. AGH didn't give United a chance as AGH dominated from start to finish beating United 4-0, claiming the Regional Championship. And we have to give credit to AGH. They dominated all weekend, finishing with a perfect record of 5-0-0 (W-L-T), and outscoring their opponents by a total of 21-0, as they beat both of our NH teams, United in the final, and NEE in the semifinal.
We do have to mention that AGH has most definitely arrived as one of the predominant powerhouse clubs in New England. Over the past few years, it's safe to say NEE and United were the #1 and #2 clubs New England, but AGH has arrived. They have pushed United down a spot in the pecking order, and they are most definitely coming for NEE's place at the top of the New England food chain.
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