Italy Soccer Tour Blog
Day 2 – Rome – Game 1
Game Report from Coach Azem –
AIST Selection team looked good on the evening against a tactically savy Rappresentativa Regionale del Lazio side. The effects of an eventful day touring the Italian capital of Rome and the previous day’s jet lag snuck up on the team as the game kicked off, with an early goal from Regionale del Lazio.
However, the very skilled side came back firing once the wake up call was delivered as Andrea Carpenter opened the flood gates with her 1 v 1 goal shortly after. Stephanie Skelly then followed up with a long distance strike to ensure the game winning goal only moments later. The match was evenly played as some kinks were ironed out rounding out the first half. The second half had some fantastic combinations, high pressure, stellar defending and three goals. The first of the three goals was off a header by Andrea Carpenter on the back post. Leslie Jones finished an opportunity in the box by drilling a shot past the keeper’s hands and Ashley Holton rounded off the evening with the fifth and final goal with a near post rip on a tight angle.
AIST Selection team walked away with a 5-1 win against a strong Rappresentativa Regionale del Lazio side. A great first game experience as the team continues to tour the country tomorrow and recover in time to play the next match on Wednesday.