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October 8, 2013

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The Hillies have received terrific goaltending from Marlayna Buco, a junior who is in her second year starting on varsity. Buco made 16 saves in the victory over Andover.

“We all trust her back there,” Cokely said. “She can distribute the ball really well.”

Looking at colleges

Haverhill senior Kelleigh Cokely is quite a strong student who might play college soccer. Her class rank fluctuates.

“I go between ninth and seventh,” she said. “The difference is between like .01.”

Cokely — who plans to study either biomedical engineering or international business — has spoken with the Dartmouth College coach.

“And I’m looking BC and Notre Dame, and I would play club soccer there (at either of those schools),” she said.

Methuen gets on the board

Methuen boys soccer has struggled this season, but the Rangers earned their first victory Thursday, 2-1,over Lawrence. The two players who provided a large majority of the offense last year for Methuen were the ones who accounted for all the scoring in this win.

Salah Baladi (area-high 28 goals last year) and Justin Echeverry each scored a goal and added an assist.

How about Pesci?

Windham girls coach Matt Bryant has his players set personal and team goals before each year.

Sophomore forward Hannah Pesci’s personal goal this year was straight forward.

“Her personal goal was to score 12 goals,” Bryant said. “Her logic was that she wanted to score more than last year.”

Pesci — who had 11 goals last fall — already has 18 goals this year.

“I didn’t expect it at all,” Pesci said. “My team has really helped me a lot with getting the ball up to me.”

Pesci is motivated to win a championship. She thinks that’s a realistic team goal. And why not? The Jaguars are unbeaten.

Pesci’s brother Andrew Pesci was the goalie on last year’s Windham boys state championship team. This year, he is playing for Southern New Hampshire University, although he recently injured his knee.

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