FPSR JESS-ED GETTING STARTED
Soccer Rockers opened the Spring campaign with a 3-0 road victory in Springfield.
Striker Jess Byrne opened and closed the scoring for the Rockers. Half way through the first half Byrne deposited her first of the season off assists from Ashley Peterson and Ava Dico.
1-0 at the half Mia Zirpoli opened the scoring in the second half with a beautiful blend of speed and skill. Taking a through ball from Gracie Kelly at the center line Zirpoli excelled past the center defender dribble to the top of the 18 and tucked away side netting to put the Rockers up 2-0.
Byrne closed the scoring late in the second half off a build up through midfield players Sadie O and and Sam Cicerone, acquired before the close of the January transfer window.
Keeper, Gia Dalessio, had to earn the shutout with a diving save in the final moments. Gia was backed by solid defense from Sara Coto, Mia Heinold, Isabelle Medich. Jack of all trades Boppy controlled the center defense position covering nicely for Ryan Oleary who was training for Dancing with the Stars.
Rockers travel to Sparta to take on their rival Sunday.