The Lincoln Sudbury girls’ soccer team maintained their composure after forfeiting a 2-0 lead late in the second half to hold off Weston and keep their undefeated season alive with a 4-2 win, Friday at Lincoln Sudbury. Junior outside midfielder Eliza Guild scored the Warriors (11-0) final two goals after the Wildcats tied the game, 2-2, in the 64th minute. The Warriors opened the second half playing with more confidence and jumped to an early 1-0 six minutes in the second half after the Wildcats failed to clear the ball and sophomore striker Hannah Rosenblatt drilled a wide-open shot toward the right goal post. “After the first half I told them that we needed to get our heads up and know where we needed to go with the ball before we touched it and pass it immediately because we were taking three or four touches when we should have been taking one or two,” said head coach Kate Berry. “The girls responded and played faster and increased their pressure on Weston’s defenders.” The Warriors’ second goal came after senior striker Cassidy Boegel ran down the right flank and crossed the ball to junior striker Bryn Miller who made a run in front of the net and beat the goalie and a defender to finish the scoring play with her right foot. The Wildcats responded immediately with two unanswered goals. Maddie Linde, senior captain and striker, took advantage of miscommunication between two Warrior defenders to race down the left side and score a breakaway goal in the 59th minute. Sophomore right wing midfielder Michaela O’Laughlin found the back of the net five minutes later after splitting and getting behind the Warriors outside and center backs. Unfazed, the Warriors retaliated and scored the following minute. Junior outside back Caitlin Hollinger passed the ball down the right flank to Boegel who crossed the ball to the left side of the penalty box Guild’s first goal of the contest. Guild, inline with the right goal post, left footed an 18 yard goal in the 75th minute to cap the Warriors win after Boegel delivered an accurate and heavily defended pass from the left baseline. “It is the end of a long week,” said Berry. “We played Sunday and Monday and I think the girls will appreciate having the day off tomorrow to rest and refocus and go into next week more reinvigorated.”
Lincoln-Sudbury 4, Weston 2
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Sudbury
Updated: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 4:52 a.m.