“We are the champions!”
That was the chant – or cheer – from the Johnston Lightning U-16 girls’ soccer squad that posted an impressive 4-3 come-from-behind win vs. No. 1 seed inside the Wide World of Indoor Sports Complex in North Smithfield.
Johnston, which was seeded second in the recent playoffs, trailed 3-2 with less than five minutes left in the highly-competitive contest.
But the hard-nosed and skilled Johnston defense, led by goalie Haley Gaunt and defenders Kiley Marandola, Ava Sangiovanni, Sinead McSwiggan and Jenna Thomas, seemed to spark the U-16’s offense that received outstanding performances from Caty Clements, Kiley Ahn, Emma Salzillo and Angelina Dureault.