Lady Wreckers Romp on Senior Day

            There was no better way for the girls’ soccer team to follow out senior day festivities at Loeffler Field last Thursday than by smothering Trinity Catholic 5-0. The win greatly enhanced their chances at qualifying for the FCIAC playoffs, as at the time of the publishing of this article, they were just one spot back in the eight team formant with four games remaining, all away.

            It was a tough environment for both teams, with hectic winds and a muddy field all throughout the game, however Staples wasn’t phased. Two early goals from Abigail Fagan ’12, in the 14th and 24th minutes, lifted the Wreckers to a strong start, and from there it was just a matter of protecting the lead.

Katie Ambrose ’12, Lisa Shirafuji ’12, and Alex Wiener ’12 all saw increased playing time during their final home game in the blue and white uniforms. Wiener played in the middle on defense, coming up often to take all of the corner kicks, while Shirafuji was on the wing and Ambrose, on the field along with her twin sister Jessie Ambrose ’12 (goalie), was in the central midfield.

To say the seniors had fun on the occasion would be an understatement. “It was also great coming off with a big win,” Ambrose added.

“As corny as it may sound,” admitted Coach Nicki Ross, “whether or not they continue to play soccer, this will still be a positive memory that they will have because of the friends they’ve made and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.”

Abbey Lake ’12 added another goal to the Wreckers’ tally late in the first half off a rebound, and controlled the tempo all game long, working with Fagan, Wiener, and Meghan Root ’15 on the right side. However, she left the game with about nine minutes remaining, and appeared to be favoring her left leg. Lake did not reenter.

Second half goals were scored by Ryan Kirshner ’13 and Katie Ambrose, finishing off a clear victory.

“Now we have to finish off the season very strong and win our next two games,” Jessie Ambrose noted. “It’s just a matter of sealing the deal.”

“All the girls, especially the seniors, went out and gave it everything they had,” Ross said, “making it a successful result for our team.”