Friday, November 25, 2005
Girls soccer team has a phenomenal finish
The CCHS girls varsity soccer team steadily improved over this season, missing the state tournament by a mere two points. The team had a phenomenal finish, losing only once in their last seven games to Acton-Boxborough, the Dual County League (DCL) champions. While performing tremendously in their final games, the girls were also solid players throughout the entire season. C-C outscored their opponents 26-22 and outshot their opponents 257 to 184. All of the team's losses, except for two, were by only one goal.
In both games against A-B, juniors Lisa DeBruzzi and Sarah Robinson together effectively marked their top scorers, limiting the Colonials to one goal each game. While C-C lost twice to A-B, 1-0 each time, other teams were obliterated by the DCL powerhouse with scores including 4-0, 5-1, and 6-2. DeBruzzi and Robinson were both starters this year, playing outside left back and right back, respectively. DeBruzzi was a key defender for the team, exceptional in her ability to challenge opponents for head balls. Robinson was a very intelligent and strong player. She was consistently successful in getting forward on the overlapping run and will be one of next year's three co-captains. Junior Aubrey Doyle added aggression and tenacity to the defensive and midfield line. She was the team's "super sub" and utility player. Starting eight games in goal for the Patriots this year was junior Liz Isenstein. She had a total of three shutouts against LS, Bedford, and Newton South. Her hard work and dedication over the season earned her the team's most improved player award.
Next season, Coach Slocum hopes to claim the Dual County League title, make the state tournament, and advance to the sectional finals. With nine returning seniors and all but two returning starters, the future for the C-C soccer team holds promise for such success.
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