The second-ranked Lincoln- Sudbury girls’ soccer team maintained its composure after forfeiting a two-goal lead late in the second half and held off visiting Weston, 4-2, Friday to keep its undefeated season alive.
Junior outside midfielder Eliza Guild scored the final two goals for the Warriors (11-0) after the Wildcats tied the score, 2-2, in the 64th minute.
After a scoreless first half, the Warriors took a 1-0 lead six minutes into the second half after the Wildcats failed to clear. Sophomore striker Hannah Rosenblatt drilled a wide-open shot inside the right 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 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 finished the scoring play with her right foot.
The Wildcats responded immediately.
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 The Warriors scored a minute later. 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 to Guild for the go-ahead score.
Guild, in line with the right goal post, left-footed an 18-yard goal in the 75th minute to cap the Warriors’ win.
North Attleborough 4, Taunton 0 — Senior Sarabeth Parent scored twice and the Red Rocketeers (8-3-2) qualified for the state tournament for the first time since 2007.
Peabody 4, Swampscott 0 — Senior Victoria Digiacomo scored twice, junior Caitlin Lodi made three saves, and the top-ranked and the undefeated Tanners won their 11th straight.
Needham 4, Norwood 0 — Sophomore midfielder Kayla Steeves got her first hat trick for the No. 7 Rockets (10-0-2).
Canton 6, Milford 0 — Lauren Berman scored her 31st and 32d goals for the sixth-ranked Bulldogs (10-1-1).
Plymouth North 4, Nauset 2— The Eagles (9-3-1) qualified for the postseason behind senior Madison Finlay’s hat trick.
Walpole 2, Framingham 1 — Junior Bob Ivatts scored the winner for the Rebels (6-6-1).
Weymouth 4, Milton 0 — Senior captain Mikey Lynch scored a pair of goals for the third-ranked Wildcats (12-0-3).
Oliver Ames 3, Foxborough 0 — Chris Romero and Michael Sanpietro each scored their first varsity goals and senior David McKinnon recorded his 10th shutout for the No. 12 Tigers (9-2-3).
Mashpee 2, Carver 1 — Senior Nate Peterson scored the winner with four minutes remaining to lift the Falcons (11-1).
East Bridgewater 9, Hull 0— Senior captain Ethan Forrest scored three goals for the visiting Vikings (12-1).
Chelsea 4, Lynn Tech 1 — Carlos Laines scored twice connected on his 11th and 12th goals of the season to lead the undefeated Red Devils (10-0-1).