EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 9, 2012

Central girls advance to sectional final


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — WOBURN — State champion just two years ago, Central Catholic is hungry to get it back. The Raider girls soccer squad gritted its way to the Division 1 North title game with a 1-0 win over Lincoln-Sudbury last night.

“It’s nice to be back playing for a North championship,” said Raiders coach Casey Grange, whose squad will face Beverly Sunday, 2:30 p.m., at Manning Field in Lynn. “I can’t say enough about their competitiveness.This team just refuses to lose.”

Alli Wiggins netted the game’s lone goal, 10 minutes into the second half on a sweet cross from Courtney Walsh, The Raiders made it stick.

“We knew we weren’t going to have many chances, so we had to make this one stick,” said Grange. “Our back line (Darion Summers, Erin Berube, Beth May and Maggie Carey) was a brick wall.

“Alexa Poulin was dynamite shadowing their top player, too,”

Lauren Flynn made six saves as the 15-0-4 Raiders posted shutout No. 11 on the year.

Central 1, Lincoln-Sudbury 0

Division 1 North semifinals

agateText:Goals: Alli Wiggins

Assists: Courtney Walsh

Saves: CC — Lauren Walsh 6

Lincoln-Sudbury (17-2): 0 0 — 0

Central Catholic (15-0-4): 0 1 — 1