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Masco and Georgetown Play to 1-1 Tie in Girls Soccer

Claudia Marsh (22), Leah Connerty (10), Mia Farnham (29), Olivia Buonopane (18), Paige Pratt (16), and Sarah Katz (8) return to midfield after Mia scored a Masco goal late in the second half.

Nicoline Holland (17) gets a hug from assisting teammate Ashley Mueskes.

(Georgetown) Two good area girls soccer teams played to a 1-1 tie, as Georgetown (3-0-3) rallied five minutes after a Masconomet (4-3-2) goal late in the second half to net one of their own.

The Monday afternoon game was moved just before game time from Georgetown’s lower field to its upper soccer field.  There was too much water on the lower field, according to the officials.

On a cloudy afternoon, Masco had the most shots (17) and the most corner kicks (5) but the Royals had goalkeeper Jamie Block as the final defender.  The talented junior turned away several dangerous Chieftain attempts.  She also put good distance on goal kicks and punts to give her teammates a chance to regroup.

The Royals had defeated Masco, 2-1, in September at Masco in a non-league game.  Today’s tie counted in the Cape Ann League’s standings.

Dominque Anderson (21), Paige Pratt (16), and Alexa Ina (1) prepare to defend a Royal corner kick.

Both goals in this game were scored in its last ten minutes.  The visitor’s goals came off a Olivia Buonopane’s corner kick from the right corner.  Keeper Jamie Block moved toward the near post as the shot was in the air only to have it sail over her head into a crowd of players behind her.  Somehow, Chieftain Mia Farnham directed the ball into the net with ten minutes left in the game.

I suspected that Masco might now go into a defensive shell but they didn’t.  The Royals pressed hard into the Masco end and got one of their two corner kicks. From it, Kelly Chickering drilled a shot from the left that just barely sailed over the top of the Masco net.

Undaunted the Royals were back threatening again two minutes later.  Kristin Hogan passed the ball into the middle to Ashley Mueskes and the senior co-captain gave her teammate Nicoline Holland as nice a feed as you’ll ever see.  Nicoline (90+ career goals) took full advantage of the open side and tied the score with five minutes to go.

Ashley Mueskes sends a pass between Alexa Ina (1) and Leah Connerty (10) that set Nicoline Holland up for the tying goal.

The memorable moment the rest of the way was Ashley Mueskes hobbling off in the last minute with a leg injury.

Next game for the Chieftains is at Triton on Wednesday (October 5th) at 3:45PM

Georgetown travels to North Reading to face the Hornets at 7PM on Wednesday (October 5th) night.

The best player on the field?  Kelly Chickering.  Undersized but drawn to the ball in the defensive end.  Clever and speedy enough to end opponent’s scoring opportunities.

Masco was very good with short passes.

Georgetown ended up with nine shots and two corner kicks on Masco goalie Courtney Bouchard.

Division 1 Masconomet was 17-2-2 last year.  Division 3 Georgetown was 13-3-2.

(I collect my own stats and take my own pictures.  I am determined to be fair and accurate.)

The pictures will enlarge to normal size if they’re clicked on.

Alexa Ina (1) contests with Ashley Mueskes (6).

Ashley Federico (12) chases Paige Pratt (16) with Sarah Katz (8) nearby.

Jen Migliaccio (18) tries to get the ball from Paige Pratt (16).

Kelly Chickering (2) sends in a direct kick.

Masco goalie Courtney Bouchard hits the ball out with Kristin Hogan (20) and Katie DiMaio (13) looking for a rebound.

Masco goalie Courtney Bouchard makes the save as Nicoline Holland (17) and Alexa Ina (1) go by.

Nicoline Holland (17) dribbles past Paige Pratt (16).

Paige Marsh (19) battles Nicoline Holland (17)

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Georgetown Out in D3 State Semifinals to Millis in Girls Soccer

Molly Breen (#2) returns to torment Georgetown a second time

(Quincy) I cringed when I saw that after winning the D3 North, the Georgetown girls soccer team’s next opponent was Millis.

Why?  Because like many of the readers of this blog, I was on hand at the Boston TD Banknorth Garden on March 9th of this year and saw Millis take out the Royals girls basketball team (60-43) in the D4 state finals.

That game introduced a whole bunch of us to Molly Breen (5’11”) of Millis.  In that one the junior had a career game (28 points) and was clearly the key to the Mohawk win.

Learning that Millis was next for the G’Town soccer team in the state tourney, I couldn’t help myself and had to see if Miss Breen was involved.  A Google search eventually turns her up and I learn that she is a captain and major player.

No longer is G’town facing an unknown opponent and I anticipate them having their hands full – which they did in a 1-0 defeat on Tuesday night (November 17th) at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy.

Molly Breen was a serious threat on corner kicks and direct kicks but otherwise she had a “small problem” – Kelly Chickering of Georgetown.  The Royal sophomore shadowed the much taller Miss Breen and limited her touches throughout.

Sorting out a soccer game is always difficult.  There are goals but other than that, you work in generalities.  Even shot totals are elusive because some are much more threatening than others are.

Taylor Nelson (Georgetown) hit the crossbar in the first half but it was more of the lazy flyball variety.  Molly Breen, on the other hand, had a direct kick from the middle of the field in the first half that was blistered.  Jamie Block (Georgetown goalie) had a good look at it, however, and caught it.

An even more dangerous shot was the one that Mohawk Ashley Page got off in the first half after a Molly Breen corner kick. Ashley’s shot went just wide right but I saw (from the other end) plenty of room inside the net for a more accurate shot.

I had a very good look at the Royals closest thing to a goal.  It was in the last five minutes of the game.  A direct kick from Emma Cannon put Casey Decareau in a position to send a head shot at the goalie.  Although the header was well struck, it went right where Millis goalie Amanda White was parked.  Those things will happen.

The actual goal by Maddie Brosler in the second half was scored a full soccer field away from me.  However, from my vantage point, it was one of those situations where you have the ball and a whole bunch of players from both teams in a relatively small area.  It isn’t often that someone gets a clean kick/head on the ball but in this case, the Millis player did.

The facility was terrific with a great surface.  The weather was equally nice with little wind and temps in the 40s.

A five o’clock start on a weekday, south of Boston, should have kept some of the Georgetown faithful away but didn’t seem to.

The Millis student section was very active with all sorts of chants.  I recall hearing the “Breen Machine” one back in March at the Garden.

It surprised me that the MIAA doesn’t give out trophies to the participants in the state semifinals when they do in the divisional finals.  Aren’t reaching the semifinals a bigger accomplishment?

Georgetown returns sixteen girls from a fourteen-win season in 2010-11.  This may not be the last time we see them in post-season, girls soccer play.

The Georgetown lineup before the game.

The Georgetown halftime gathering.

The after-the-game crossing.

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