Published in the October 1, 2015 edition
By DAN NUNN
Down Tigers, 3-0
NORTH READING — The Hornets extended their unbeaten streak to six games with their 3–0 road victory over the Ipswich Tigers on Monday. Senior Jill Comeau, junior Marissa Zarella and sophomore Karlie Vesey scored for North Reading. (More details in Oct. 8 Transcript)
Beat Lynnfield, 2-1
The Lady Hornets downed the arch-rival and defending Division 3 EMass Champion Lynnfield Pioneers 2-1 in their matchup on September 21. Marissa Zarella and sophomore Juliette Nadeau were the goal scorers for North Reading.
The Hornet offense got the scoring started early in the first half. In the ninth minute, Marissa Zarella and Karlie Vesey teamed up for a beautiful give–and–go with Zarella notching her first goal of the season. But the lead was short lived. Just one minute later Lynnfield’s Liz Reed lofted a perfectly placed shot that sailed into the far corner just beyond the outstretched reach of junior Katerina Hassapis for the tying goal. The rest of the half was tightly contested and the game remained knotted at 1–1 as the halftime whistle blew.
The second half belonged to North Reading. The Hornets spent most of the half buzzing around the Lynnfield net. But after one outstanding save after another by the Pioneers keeper it looked like they wouldn’t be rewarded for their effort. Finally, with a little over 11 minutes remaining Juliette Nadeau broke the deadlock. On the play, Junior Jessica Muise laced a through ball off a set piece that found Nadeau who tucked the ball away for the game winner.
Bury Amesbury 4–0
The Hornets pounded the Amesbury Indians 4–0 on Thursday evening. Katerina Hassapis recorded her fourth shutout of the season and has only surrendered two goals in six games.
The Indians looked overmatched from the opening whistle. Marissa Zarella got the scoring started with her goal in the eighth minute. Just 14 minutes later Karlie Vesey made it 2–0 with a blistering shot to the top corner of the net. The game would remain 2–0 at the half.
North Reading remained in control in the second half. Four minutes into the half Vesey was hauled down in the box. On the ensuing penalty kick, Jillian Comeau scored to extend the lead to 3–0. In the 61st minute senior Jordan Schille closed the scoring.