Playoffs

Winner


2022 Champions - Grey

Playoffs

Semifinal Final
Caruolo (Grey) 
July 26, 2022
2-0
Caruolo (Gold)
July 28, 2022
0-1
Gangl (Blue)
 
Caruolo (Gold)
July 26, 2022
1 (2)-1 (1)
Caruolo (Grey)
 
Goldschmidt (White)
Semifinal Final Semifinal
Caruolo (Grey) Caruolo (Gold)
July 26, 2022
2-0
Caruolo (Gold)
July 26, 2022
1 (2)-1 (1)
July 28, 2022
0-1
Caruolo (Grey)
Gangl (Blue) Goldschmidt (White)
Championship MVP Jordan Lian
Goalkeeper Award

Stone Gahagen

Golden Boot Drew Warren

CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP

Quite an entertaining 2022 final as the Caruolo brothers faced-off head-to-head for the first time in a CASL championship match. Grey (Joe) came out strong and applied great pressure on Gold (John), but Grey only generated a couple of half chances and were thwarted by the Gold GK with the legendary name of “Stone” Gehagen.  Gold then took control of the game midway through the first half with some nice possession, and a golden breakaway opportunity created by Matt Carey, but Grey GK Nate Congelton managed to get a leg on the shot and make a spectacular save.  Mother nature then intruded with a downpour with lightning and thunder following, creating a 30-minute delay with 8 minutes left in the first half. This interruption revived Grey who took back momentum for the rest of the half, but created nothing threatening in the attack and the half ended knotted at 0-0. The brave crowd stuck around and were not disappointed in the second half. There was constant back-and-forth action and momentum shifts, and both teams were deadlocked with overtime looking inevitable until Grey’s Jordan Lian created his own chance at the top of the 18, slotting a nice looking shot into the corner to make it 1-0 Grey with 5 minutes left to play. 
 
Gold immediately and desperately responded when their deadly attacker Dean DerSimonian ripped a shot inside the 18 that looked like it would be the equalizer, but Grey defender Ben Verbofsky came out of nowhere to make a goal line clearance with his chest while on the run. Gold had one last chance on a corner with a minute left. Tyler Tomlin got to the cross first and headed the ball just wide of the goal. Grey held on to claim the victory and the 2022 CASL title.
 
A great game officiated by a great referee, Fabio Bevilacqua. Post-game ceremonies were presented by the illustrious Joe Gangl and much gratitude was given on behalf of the commissioner, Joe Goldschmidt, who put together and ran yet another great CASL season. A big thank you to webmaster Tim Mumford, and the rest of the captains as well. Both Grey and Gold played a fantastic and exciting game, and both teams should be congratulated. 

SEMIFINAL RECAP

Grey vs Blue
 
Leading his Radnor boys Joe Caruolo got back on top of the league in the regular season and proved in this match that it was no fluke . Without their super supplemental pick, Joe Gangl and the Blue squad were not able to mount a very strong attack. Sixteen minutes in Ben Engstrom took a crisp pass from the wing at the top of the 18 and buried a shot inside the left post to put Grey ahead. Just before half Ben struck again as he dribbled through 3 defenders in the 18 and got in close to put a nice shot past the keeper. Blue tightened up their defense and kept at it throughout the 2nd half, but couldn’t build enough momentum on the attack. Grey’s defense had all the answers.
 
Gold vs White
 
Within the first five minutes White’s defense gave up a ball inside the 18 and Matt Carey made no mistake and took advantage of the opportunity to put Gold ahead. After that both teams played excellent soccer in this very entertaining match and it was a back and forth battle with many scoring opportunities for both teams. Early in the 2nd half White got the equalizer when Tim Jaffe buried a header off a corner kick. The opportunities continued for both teams but strong performances by both keepers kept it scoreless for the rest of the half and through overtime. PKs started with Mason LeSage guessing correctly and diving far to his right to reject Dean Dersimonian’s shot. Two of White’s PKs then missed by inches and Gold were able to get the win with 4 straight into the back of the net.
 
PKs were 4 to 3 for Gold vs White.