Published in the September 21, 2017 edition

Lose to Masco, 5-0

SENIOR Jerlin Kaithamattam puts the Hornets up 3-0 as she blasts this shot past the Amesbury keeper. (John Friberg Photo)

BOXFORD — In their first road game of the season, the Lady Hornets girls’ soccer team suffered a lopsided 5-0 defeat to the Masconomet Chieftains on September 12.

Masco really got rolling offensively in the first half. They outscored North Reading 3-0 and took a commanding lead into the half. Things didn’t go any better for NRHS in the second half. The Chieftains added two more goals and cruised to victory.

Sting Amesbury 3-1

The Hornets responded to their tough loss to Masco with a solid 3-1 victory over the Amesbury Indians on Thursday afternoon. Seniors Juliette Nadeau, Karlie Vesey and Jerlin Kaithamattam scored for NRHS.

North Reading pushed the tempo right from the opening kickoff but it took a while for them to strike. Finally, they scored in the 25th minute when sophomore Brianna Grasso threaded a perfect through ball to Nadeau for a one time finish. 

Head Coach Sean Killeen commented on the goal, “After being shut out for over 100 minutes the goal relieved some pressure off of the players.”  The Indians were held in check for the rest of the first half and the Hornets took a 1-0 halftime lead.

In the second half, NRHS would add two more goals. Goal number one came when Vesey picked up a loose ball at the top of box and slid the ball past the Amesbury keeper.  Moments later Nadeau found Kaithamattam open and Jerlin buried the shot to open up a 3-0 lead. The Indians would add a late goal but the Hornets went on to victory.