Published October 29, 2020

NORTH READING’s two senior co-captains, defender Katelyn Gorgenyi (11) and keeper Julia Thorstad (1) have led the Hornets to a 3-1-3 record. The Hornets have surrendered just four goals in their seven games this season which is the best in the CAL Kinney Division. (Dan Pawlowski Photo)

NORTH READING — The North Reading High girls’ soccer team earned three ties in their last three games, moving their overall record to 3-1-3 which is second in the Cape Ann League’s Kinney Division, one point behind first place Newburyport (4-2-2). 

The Hornets only surrendered a combined two goals in those three games thanks to the work of senior captain keeper Julia Thorstad and a strong defense including senior captain Katelyn Gorgenyi. 

North Reading tied Amesbury 1-1 on Oct. 19. Amesbury got on the board early in the second quarter but the Hornets tied it right before halftime on a goal by sophomore Jenna DiNapoli assisted by junior Maddie DiNapoli. 

Thorstad earned her third shutout of the season against a strong Hamilton-Wenham team on Oct. 21. The keeper had six saves in that one but the Hornets couldn’t find a goal as the game ended 0-0. The Generals entered that game with a 4-0-1 record.

The Hornets hosted Ipswich on Saturday and tied the Tigers 1-1. Thorstad had six saves in that one as well. 

The game was tied 0-0 at the half. North Reading broke the ice in the 59th minute when senior Clare Scammon scored, assisted by junior Sophia Galuppo. The Tigers roared back just two minutes before stoppage time to steal a point. 

North Reading traveled to Manchester-Essex (2-1-2) on Wednesday after press time. They then get a week to prepare for a home game against Georgetown (1-4-1) on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m.