The top ranked Andover girls’ soccer team used sophomore keeper Emily Wilson’s 10th consecutive shutout to guide them to a 3-0 win at Billerica on Monday night.
Hannah LeBlanc, Devon Caveney and Gaby Capello each scored a first half goal to provide all the offense the Golden Warriors (9-0-2) would need on the night.
Wilson stopped three shots en route to the victory. She has allowed only one goal on the season after taking over the goalie duties full-time following a season-ending shoulder surgery to junior Olivia Biles prior to the start of the season.
“I didn’t know what to expect,” said head coach Meghan Matson. “I knew she was a good goalie, but she was young and inexperienced.”
Wilson was the starting goaltender for the junior varsity squad in her freshman year and worked diligently in the offseason to improve her technical game, which paid off when she beat out the competition for the starting role on the varsity team back in August.
Now Wilson has beat her competition with a 0.10 goals against average as the last line of defense for the No. 1 team in EMass.
“She’s made some amazing saves,” Matson said. “It’s been great to watch. She is a game changer.”
The top ranked Golden Warriors play at Chelmsford on Tuesday night before facing off against No. 4 Central Catholic in a highly anticipated matchup on Thursday.
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