Posted by boston.com October 27, 2013 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School:
The Mystic Valley girls’ soccer team had a very productive week as they racked up wins against Notre Dame, Whittier and Minuteman and won the Commonwealth Athletic Conference crown as well. The team is currently 12-3-1 on the season.
They beat Notre Dame 2-0 at Notre Dame in what was a tough physical game. Notre Dame was well prepared and looking to knock the Eagles off especially after beating them in the tournament last year. Katarina Diplacido picked up a goal and assist on the day for two points. She set up the first goal by breaking in over the 18 and taking a hard shot to the goalies right and Teyo Nigro was there to finish on the rebound. Later in the first half Sam Rizzo broke down the right side hit a beautiful cross and Katarina Diplacido was there to finish. Bryanna Cimetti picked up her seventh shutout of the season on 7 saves.
The girls then beat Whittier 1-0. Coach Michael White said after the game: “we didn’t play our best against Whittier, but we worked when we needed to”. Mystic Valley finally broke through early in the second half on a goal scored by Meghan Foley. She was set up on a great pass from Katarina Diplacido. Bryanna Cimetti picked up her eighth shutout on the season on 6 saves.
In the final game of the stretch, the Eagles beat Minuteman 1-0. With the win Mystic Valley won the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. It was a big game because if Minuteman won they would have won the league. The Eagles scored late in the second half on a goal from Sam Rizzo. The girls had been struggling all year to score on corner kicks and finally got one when it counted. Feliciana Panza took the corner kick and placed it at the top of the six. Sidney Carlino hit a pass to Rizzo were Rizzo was able to finish. The Eagles played a very strong game defensively getting big efforts from Feliciana Panza, Sara Calautti, Caroline Williams, Emily Luu and Alex Cimetti. Bryanna Cimetti picked up yet another shutout running her total to 9 on the season. She has also not given up a goal in four games! In two games against Minuteman this year the Eagles have not given up a goal which is quite an accomplishment as they are very talented offensively and it is a real credit to Mystic Valley’s defense.