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Friday, November 28, 2003

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Boys soccer stuns all

Maybe the most exciting team this season, the Patriots soccer team stunned all by battling to become a Division 2 EMass North finalist. It was the deepest that CC has been into the post-season since 1998 when they also fell in the quarter-finals of the state tournament. CC pulled out in front of Danvers in the first half but Danvers immediately responded with a goal of their own. In the second half, Danvers managed to score once more and that ended the scoring. The Patriots had many opportunities in the second half but were never quite able to capitalize. They out-shot Danvers 6-2 in the second.

CCHS' Raleigh Gallington (center) is a member of one of the most potent offenses in the league.(Photo by Carol Bailey of Anderson Photo in Concord)

 

Senior captains, sweeper Chris Fincke and attacking center mid Jason Musselman, were the heart and soul of a team that went 14-4-2 in the regular season. Up front, junior Jerry Gallington and senior Raleigh Gallington along with freshman Jean-Gui Fauchet led one of the most potent offenses in the league. In goal, senior Alfonso Sira kept the Patriots in countless games this season. Probably his most outstanding game this season was against Dracut in the state tournament. Sira gave C-C a shutout to push them past Dracut, 1-0. The key to this year's success was the relentless play of both the offense and defense.

The freshmen boys soccer team finished an undefeated season, allowing only 15 goals in 12 games. The freshmen boys played an unusually solid defense, with Carlisle's Conor Callahan, David Tobin and Zander Pease as integral contributors. At the midfield postion, Spencer Holland was an all-field dynamo and a consistent threat.


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