Kyra Wolonsovich is lucky. She only has to face Caitlin Harty, the top returning goal scorer in the state, in practice.
For all other keepers on the Beverly High schedule this fall, beforewarned: the Panthers’ senior striker will likely connect at least once, if not twice per game.
Harty found the back of the net in 19 out of the 22 games she played last fall, and tallied a state-high and Northeastern Conference-record 50 goals, along with 12 assists, earning Globe All-Scholastic honors.
“She received a lot of recognition last year and she deserved it,” said Beverly High 10-year coach Kristin Simpson, a 2000 alum who watched Harty break her own single-season scoring record a year ago. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.