FRAMINGHAM – Framingham High girls soccer defeated Newton North high 3-0 yesterday, October 20 at Fuller Middle’s turf field.
The first goal came 20 minutes into the first half. Summer Haarala had a powerful drive down the line, made a sharp turn shaking the defender off her. That gave her space space to make an excellent cross into the box. Brooke Zanella got a foot on the ball bouncing it closer to the net. Ava Lombardo crashed towards the net and flicked the ball over the goalie into the net to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead..
It ended up being the game winner.
But five minutes later, Zanella launched a long ball from the half field mark to the 30-yard line to Lombardo, who dodged her defender to get possession of the ball. She dribbled the ball to the net leaving her defender behind, took a low shot nutmegging the goalie for the goal.
Framingham had a 2-0 lead at halftime.
With 15 minutes left in the game, Sophia Wendt from midfield made a clean pass on the ground to Haarala, who received the ball with her back to the defender. She made a quick turn with the ball, drove past three defenders and struck the ball for the far post. The ball hit the left post just inside of the pole, which deflected the ball to the back of the net for the third Flyers goal of the game.
Lily Vermilya made back-to-back saves near the end of the game to hold on to the shut out.
Senior Maddy Jones, who typically plays wide defender stepped up to play midfield, for an injured teammmate.
Her aggressiveness and speed helped keep the ball out of Framingham’s defense which contributed to the win.
Framingham is now 8-4-1 overall.
Framingham is back on the field on Saturday afternoon, when it hosts Walpole High at 2:30 p.m. at Fuller Middle.
Photos by Petroni Media Company for SOURCE