Published in the October 6, 2016 edition.
By DAN NUNN
Trample Tigers 4-0
NORTH READING — The Lady Hornets girls’ soccer team picked up their fifth win in six games with their 4-0 victory over the Ipswich Tigers on September 27.
Junior Rachel Hill scored two goals and senior captain Marissa Zarella had a goal and an assist.
Hill got the scoring started in the fifth minute. On the play Hill beat two defenders to a well-placed through ball from Zarella and fired past the Tigers keeper to the far post to make it 1-0.
North Reading continued to hem Ipswich in their own end for most of the rest of the first half. With less than three minutes left in the half Zarella padded the lead when she stole the ball about 25 yards out and easily beat the goalie on a breakaway.
North Reading added two more goals in the second half. The first came from Hill in the 49th minute when she took a pass from senior Jessica Muise and blasted a shot into the top corner of the net.
For goal number four junior Karlie Vesey sent a beautiful pass on the end line of the Ipswich box to junior Juliette Nadeau for a one-timed finish.
Sneak past Manchester-Essex
Karlie Vesey scored the only goal of the game in North Reading’s 1-0 victory over the Manchester-Essex Hornets on Thursday on the road. Senior Katerina Hassapis made five saves to record her sixth shutout and has only surrendered four goals in the team’s first eight games.
Vesey scored four minutes into the game. The goal proved to be enough as the Hornets shut down the Manchester-Essex offense the entire game and held them off the scoreboard for the shutout.
The Hornets crushed the Shawsheen Tech Rams 6-0 on Friday to earn their seventh win in eight games to push their record to 7-2. Marissa Zarella led the way with two goals.
North Reading quickly took control in the first half. In the third minute Juliette Nadeau sent a pass toward the front of the net where Rachel Hill just beat the Rams goalie to the ball and her shot bounded in off the keeper.
Seven minutes later the Hornets earned a penalty after a hand ball in the box and Vesey buried it to make 2-0.
On goal number three Zarella made a nice move around a defender, raced into the box and ripped a shot off the far post. Seniors Aliana Wise, Zarella and Spencer O’Rourke would each add a goal and North Reading cruised.