The Plymouth North girls soccer team picked up two key points towards a playoff spot Columbus Day with a 1-0 win at Plymouth South.
PLYMOUTH - The Plymouth North girls soccer team picked up two key points towards a playoff spot Columbus Day with a 1-0 win at Plymouth South.
The lone goal of the contest came 3 minutes 30 seconds into the second half when senior Molly Leavitt's perfectly placed corner kick was re-directed into the Plymouth South net by senior Captain Abby Chase for the score.
Plymouth South pressed for the tying goal late in the game. Meg Gallerani broke free for an open shot that was turned aside by Blue Eagle goaltender Abby Egan. Another shot banked off of the post a few minutes later.
And with less than a minute to go, Plymouth South's Olivia Kudrikow was set up for a direct kick from 25 yards out. Her low shot was slowed down by the Plymouth North wall of players in front of the net allowing Egan to scoop it up for the key save.
"I think the seniors really played well today," Blue Eagle Head Coach Eric Foley said Monday's victory. "In these games you need that leadership to stand out. The back line of Jackie Turner, Lexi Sinewick, Jadyn Tavekelian and Olivia Stutzenberger played one of their best games this season as a collective unit."
Plymouth North was back in action Wednesday against Scituate. The Lady Eagles led most of the way on a goal by Bailey Brown before surrendering the lead late in the second half and eventually losing 2-1 to fall to 4-6-2 for the season.
"We're still in the running," Foley said with games against Hingham, Quincy, Whitman-Hanson, Silver Lake, Duxbury and Sacred Heart left on the schedule. "We let some games get away from us earlier this season, but we are still in a position where we can make the playoffs with a few more wins."
Plymouth South is in the same position. The Lady Panthers fell to 5-8-1 Wednesday with another 1-0 loss, this time to Duxbury High on a score by Brooke Jones. They need at least three wins and a tie from their final four games of the season against Pembroke, Scituate, North Quincy and Hanover to claim a playoff spot.
"It's the same spot we were in last year. We don't seem to make things easy on ourselves," Head Coach Mike Pieroni said. "We needed this win over Plymouth North, but they did a better job of winning the one-on-one battles than we did."
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