The North Quincy girls' soccer team rallied from a goal down with 10 minutes to play to escape with a 2-1 road win over Pembroke Thursday night. The win brought the Red Raiders' record to 9-2-2 and qualified them for the state tournament for the second consecutive season.
The Titans (1-9) played better than their record would suggest, carrying a 1-0 lead deep into the second half thanks to a goal from senior captain Christine Cahill, before a goal by North Quincy's Shannon McCleary tied the game.
The tying goal, set up by Courtney Campo, was McCleary's fifth of the season and her 18th point (13 assists).
With a minute left to play in regulation, it was Campo's turn to find the back of the net, beating the goalkeeper low and to the near post for her third goal of the season.
North Quincy has quietly hung around with Whitman-Hanson and Duxbury near the top of the Patriot League (Keenan) this season, thanks to a solid core of players and the emergence of freshman Marissa McCue (9 goals).
''She's certainly been a pleasant surprise,'' said Red Raiders coach Paul Bregoli, who has been at the helm at North Quincy for 18 seasons.
''We're a pretty good team, and right now we're still kind of a secret. Whitman-Hanson and Duxbury generally get the headlines, but we're a blue-collar type of team and we can play.''
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