14A Champions

by Anthony Flynn

The 14A Gladiators had a trying year at times, but finished on a high note defeating their most heated rival in the Championship.  After losing 7 of their first 8 games, the Gladiators finished the regular season 7-10-3, a modest record at best.  The team came to life at Finals with an undefeated record in round robin play and then earned their way to the Championship game to face their biggest rival the Choice Cougars, who they lost four very tight games to all season.  The Gladiators found a way to get the game to overtime and Steve Goodman scored on a great play by Alex Fusaro to win the game.  The game's MVP was goalie Chris Davis who stopped three great scoring chances by the Cougars in overtime.