THE NRHS girls’ soccer team found an equalizer in the final 10 minutes to tie rival Lynnfield at home in the season opener on Sept. 8. The Hornets beat Lowell Catholic on Monday and will host Amesbury today. (NRHS Athletics Photo)


NORTH READING — The NRHS girls’ soccer team kicked off their season on Sept. 8 at home against Lynnfield.

After an uphill battle to try and get level with their rivals, the Hornets came up clutch with a goal in the final 10 minutes to salvage a tie and a point.

Lynnfield had a 1-0 lead at halftime, scoring in the 21st minute.

The Hornets scored their goal in the 72nd minute of the 80 minute contest as Tiara Lamont found the back of the net assisted by Samantha Patch and Jenna DiNapoli.

North Reading goalie Maggie Schulz made four saves to keep the home team within reach and eventually hold the tie.

The Hornets traveled to Lowell Catholic on Monday and came back with a convincing 6-1 victory to improve to 1-0-1.

North Reading took complete control early in this one with five unanswered goals in the first half before the two teams split the second half 1-1.

Patch scored two goals to lead the way.

The Hornets also got a goal and an assist from Maya Nickerson, and single tallies from Reilly Tassinari, Maddie Vant and Pia Sfikas. Kylie Gettings and Kiersten Higgins added assists.

Schulz finished with two saves to earn the victory.

The Hornets will get back into CAL play this week as they host Amesbury today at 4:45 p.m.