Walpole Girls Soccer improved their record to 4-5-1 by defeating Norwood 5-1 on Thursday, Sept. 28.
After 18 uneventful minutes in the first half, senior Captain Brynne Bergen rocketed the ball into the back of the net to give the Rebels the lead of 1-0.
“I think we started out a little slow,” Bergen said. “But, once we got our first goal we started to play better and we knew it was our game to win.”
Just under five minutes after the first goal, junior Emerson MacMillan made the assist to junior Deirdre Erwin, who then put the Rebels up 2-0 at the half.
Six minutes after the whistle blew for the start of the second half, senior Captain Libby Foley scored the third goal of the game on a cross by senior Captain Emma Coakley.
Foley then got a breakaway two minutes after the third goal. She made a move around her defender and executed a strong shot into the corner of the net, raising the score to 4-0.
The score became 5-0 after freshman Jordan Larkin followed through a rebounded shot placed by Foley with 21 minutes left.
Norwood slipped their first goal past junior goalie Tori Pacella with 17 minutes left in the second half to bring the score to 5-1
“It was great to get five goals on the board, especially when we have tough games coming up,” Bergen said.
Although the Rebels did not make tournament last year, their main goal from the start has been to qualify this year.
“Our season started off a little shaky,” Foley said. “But in the past few games we have played really well, and hopefully we can keep that going.”
Last year, the Rebels only took home four wins; however, this season they have already secured four wins, just about halfway through the season.
“Our ultimate goal is to make the tournament and if we keep playing like we did against Norwood and working hard, then we should be able to,” said Bergen.