Kara McManus 12 September, 2017
The MHS girls varsity soccer team won a well fought game against Cohasset, Monday September 11, at 4 o’clock. Sophomore, Hannah Stearns, had her first experience as the team goalie, and was prepared only a few minutes before game time. The start of the game was an even fight for both sides, going back and forth between offense and defense. 10 minutes into the 40 minute half, a goal was scored by Cohasset from inside the penalty box. A cross pass from the left side of the field to the middle of the 18 for a shot to the right corner, left the Sachems down 1-0. They continued to battle with great ball movement from captain Sarah Stearns, and freshman Katie Benson. With 17 minutes left in the first half, Senior, Haley Wood crossed the ball to freshman, Jaida Cochrane for a hard shot into the net. The half finished with the score remaining 1-1. Due to the 80 degree weather, the Sachems started the new half with no substitutes able to play. Battling for the ball the whole second half, the Sachems remained in control. 19 minutes into the half, after being cleared out by Sachem defense,senior, Ally Nickerson crossed the ball in the air in hopes one of her teammates would deflect it in. Courtney Chane, another senior, was there to hit the ball off her side into the goal. Continuing and finishing the game with a final score of 2-1, Sachems on top.
After the game, I talked to sophomore, Juli Carrington, a two-year member of the varsity team. When asked how she felt the game went, she responded with this, “I think we did a great job. Everyone worked very hard, and even with extreme heat, did not stop fighting. I think this reflects on how the rest of our season should go. As long as we put in enough work at our practices, we should see the same result in our season as we had in that game.” Carrington’s thoughts of the team’s star goalie of the game were, “Hannah did a great job. She really came through for the team today, and saved the game for us. She will probably be seeing more time in goal, because of how she played today. She will be missed as a big presence on defense, but I’m sure she will have major success in goal.” My final question to her was how she liked working with the 3 freshman on the varsity team. “They are great players, and I have so much fun being on the field with them. Jaida is so fast, and can beat any girl out for a ball. Katie and Emily are both great fighters, and have amazing ball movement. Plus, it must be fun for the twins to be on the varsity team with their older sister Olivia.”
The girls are looking forward to the rest of their season, with their next home game, Wednesday, September 13, against Norwell. Good luck Sachems!