Post Season Ends for Girls Varsity Soccer

Abbey Lake ’12 takes a shot on goal. | Courtesy of

Dana Rappaport ’11
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Abbey Lake '12 takes a shot on goal. | Courtesy of
Abbey Lake '12 takes a shot on goal. | Courtesy of

Thursday, Nov. 12, Staples girls varsity soccer completed their post-season against the undefeated Glastonbury Tomahawks in Glastonbury, CT.

On Nov. 10, the varsity team upset Manchester High School in the first round of the Class LL State Tournament, advancing with a 3-0 victory.

Thereafter, as the 17th seeded team, Staples was deemed to play the No. 1 seed Tomahawks in the second round of the tournament.

The game ended in a 2-0 defeat over the Lady Wreckers.

“Glastonbury was a very strong opponent. They have one of the strongest defensive teams I have seen in girls’ soccer. We held in there and were competitive throughout the whole game; the girls played great,” said Head Coach Brian Scott.

Scott specifically mentioned that defensive players, Shannon Lesch ’12 and Shannon Moss ’11, had an exceptional game.

“Although we lost, we put up a really good fight. We were able to hold strong competition against Glastonbury; hopefully we’ll be able to get them next year,” said Lesch.

This post-season, the Wreckers also qualified for the FCIAC tournament as the No. 8 seed. In the first round, they lost 3-2 to the No. 1 seed, Ridgefield after challenging the tigers into a double over-time.

The Wreckers finished the season with qualifications for the State and FCIAC tournaments, and a regular season record of 8-6-1.