Girls' soccer advances to State Championship game

The Newtonite

Soccerby Jacob Gurvis

Girls’ soccer is headed to the Division I State Championship after a very successful season. The Tigers look to bring home the state championship on Friday against Minnechaug.

 The Tigers defeated Franklin 2-1 at Taunton Tuesday in the semi-final game. “They played well, possessed the ball with tempo and quality, and we had great finishes from seniors Shannon Fitzgerald and Angela Ward,” said coach James Hamblin.

The Tigers have played exceptionally well all season, and final improvements are being made as they head into the championship game,  according to Hamblin.

Hamblin said the Tigers could have “made a few more creative runs in the final third and more crafty in the first half by taking a gamble,” and that those changes would have made the team play even better.

Overall, the Tigers continued their high level of play against Franklin, and are hoping to prove that play is worthy of a championship with a win.

Hamblin said the team was successful in the game because of a “great team effort” and because “they played with heart and spirit and never gave up.”

The game will take place Friday at 5 at Worcester State University against Minnechaug Regional High School. Like with the semi-final game, a fan bus will be organized for students to go support the Tigers as they attempt to bring home the trophy.