Team Effort Propels a Pair of Vermont Victories
The Vermont Chargers put two more tallies in the win column by defeating the Upper Valley Wheelers in a pair of matches in Lebanon, New Hampshire on February 11, 2018. Each game ended with the Chargers on top 6-0, and each of the four athletes who made the trip put at least one goal in the net. Of special note is the first career goal for first-year Charger Kim Salzmann and a career-high four goals for Nikki Brown in the first game.
We want to thank the Wheelers for being such welcoming hosts, and we appreciate all of their hospitality.
2018 Begins with a Pair of Narrow Defeats Against Puissance 4
On January 27, 2018, the Vermont Chargers hosted Québec's Puissance 4. Despite jumping out to a quick 1-0 lead in the first game, they ultimately fell 3-1. In the second game, despite a determined team effort, the score was very similar to the first game with the Chargers losing 3-0. We appreciate our friends from north of the border coming to join us for the day, and we thank all of our fans for coming out to watch us and support us.
The Chargers have a very busy 2018 schedule, so this set of matches will serve as an excellent tuneup prior to reentering NEPSL competition on March 18 at Patrick Gymnasium on the University of Vermont campus for the 7th Annual Zach Stamatis Memorial Cup. Be sure to check that event out!
Chargers Finish 1-2 on First Day of NEPSL Competition
On November 5, 2017, your Vermont Chargers finished a highly competitive Northeast Power Soccer League day with a record of 1-2. After dropping their opening game to the Northeast Passage Wildcats 6-0, the Chargers regrouped and rebounded to take down the Northeast Passage Power Cats 4-1. In the final game of the day against the Boston Brakers, the Chargers found themselves in a 3-0 hole at halftime, but they battled back to play a very competitive second half and ultimately ended up with a 5-1 defeat.
Special thanks goes to Northeast Passage for hosting, all the referees for the important job that they do and all of our opponents for a great day of competition!
The Chargers' Zak Schmoll wrote a recap of the event for the United States Power Soccer Association website. Check it out here!
Chargers with the Goal!
After the excellent cross by Nate Besio, Kyle Grant muscles the ball over the goal line as the Vermont Chargers extended their lead over the Northeast Passage PowerCats.
Vermont Chargers Host Power Soccer Demonstration and Clinic
A great day was had by all on October 14, 2017 as the Vermont Chargers came together with the North Country Storm for some power soccer in Barre. It was a long day of drills and scrimmaging, and a great time was had by all! Special thanks goes out to the Barre Town Elementary and Middle School for hosting us, Domino's Pizza for providing pizza for lunch and Kohl's for providing volunteers to help make the day a success. Besides our usual practices, our next event is going to be on the road, Sunday, November 5 in Durham, New Hampshire with several teams from around New England and Québec.
Vermont Chargers Open 2017-2018 Season with a Pair of Narrow Defeats
The Vermont Chargers opened the 2017-2018 season on September 23, 2017 squaring off with Juni Sport from Montréal, Québec. In game one, two nearly back-to-back goals in the first half powered Juni Sport to a 2-0 victory over the Chargers while in the second game, Juni Sport held to a narrow 1-0 lead until the final minute when they put away the insurance goal to also finish that contest with a 2-0 victory.
We thank Juni Sport for joining us today, and we look forward to preparing for our next tournament!
Chargers Host Team Barbecue to Kick off a New Season
On August 28, 2017, two weeks before the first practice of the season, the Vermont Chargers got together at Oakledge Park in Burlington, Vermont for a celebration (complete with an excellent spread of food naturally) of both the past and future. The team honored former player and head coach Scott Goyette and former player Zeb Carlson for their years of service to our team both on and off the court. We appreciate everything they've done for and meant to us. The team also celebrated and looks forward to our future getting back on the court and competing in the upcoming 2017-2018 season!
Team USA Takes Silver in the 2017 FIPFA World Cup
In Kissimmee, Florida, ten countries assembled from July 5, 2017 through July 9, 2017 to compete for the 2017 FIPFA World Cup. After fighting their way through the pool stage with an undefeated record, Team USA continued their winning ways all the way to the championship match where they fell 4-2 to France.
The Vermont Chargers Power Soccer Club congratulates Team USA on an excellent display at the highest level of power soccer.
If you missed any of the action, please follow the links to the video archive courtesy of Power Soccer Shop for each court during the duration of the competition.
The Impact of Power Soccer
Immediately after returning from the USPSA Presidents Cup in Westfield, Indiana, Vermont Chargers co-captain Zak Schmoll wrote a series of three posts on his website about the impact that power soccer has had on his life. Please check out the links below for his story.