MHS girls soccer shuts down Peabody, gears up for Melrose

The Marblehead High girls soccer team (4-2) started last week with a satisfying 2-0 win over host
Peabody in the rain on Sept. 18.

Sadie Halpern ignited the attack with a goal early on from Ava Larco on a corner kick. The Magicians
then sealed the deal with an insurance tally late in the second half. Ashley Mortensen was credited with
the goal assisted by Liv Carlson.

Kate Burns and Rachael Albert split the time in net, each recording one save to help preserve the

“Courtney Hitscherich had a terrific game on defense, and she also created a lot of opportunities on
offense,” said first-year coach Lisa Wales. “The Peabody goalkeeper was excellent, making some terrific

The Marblehead girls then came home to host Saugus two days later. But the Sachems were able to
walkaway with a 3-1 victory.

Sydney Ball scored the lone Marblehead goal on a penalty kick late in the first half to trim the deficit in
half, 2-1.

But Saugus was able to create some breathing room with a goal late in the second half.
“Congratulations to Saugus, they were tough all-around in this game,” said Wales. “Every time we got
some momentum, they were able to slow us down. We will look to correct our mistakes and focus on
our upcoming game.”

After taking on non-league Melrose on Sept. 23, the Marblehead girls will welcome
Masco to town Sept. 27 for a game beginning at 4 p.m. It will be their lone game of the
week. Salem will follow the Chieftains to town next Wednesday, Oct. 4, under the lights at Piper Field.

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