Wraps: Girls’ soccer progresses to quarterfinals of tourney

The Newtonite

by SeungWan Kang
Girls’ soccer made it to the quarterfinals in the State Tournament this year, ending 13-2-3 in the regular season and 14-4-2 overall.
The season was “the most successful in six years,” said coach James Hamblin. “Most of our goals were met.”
According to senior Sarah Perlo, a captain with seniors Katie Regan and Lauren Smith, the team “wanted to score more goals, and we definitely did score more goals than last year. We had several games where we scored more than three goals,” Perlo said.
Besides reaching the quarterfinals in the postseason, a highlight of the season was “beating Newton South,” Perlo said. The Saturday, Sept. 18 road game ended in a 4-0 victory.
Perlo and senior Holly Szafran were named Bay State Conference all-stars, with junior Christina Callahan as an honorable mention.
Next year’s captains will be juniors Taylor Chinitz, Jordyn Matthews and Madison Nadeau.