Warriors win 3-0.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Megan Elliott scored two goals in the win against Millis.
It may have taken a few extra goals than usual but Norton found a way to get the job done. With one game to go before the tournament, the Lancers found a way to get the win, but not without some dramatics. “It was a tough one. Millis played well and they usually do. It was their senior night so I think they played with a little extra motivation,” said Lancers coach Todd Kefor. With a goal in the 78th minute, the Lancers walked away with a 4-3 win over the Mohawks in the final game of the regular season. The Mohawks quickly got on the board early in the first half off a corner kick. Jen Foley scored off a pass from Maddie Brosley in the 4th minute of play to put the Mohawks up 1-0. The Lancers came back shortly after when Paige Almeida …
Despite 2 goals from Kristin MacGray, the Lancers can't keep up with Medway defensively and fall 3-2.
While the Lancers have punched their ticket to the MIAA tournament, a hungry Medway team was still looking for that final win to get in too. Playing like there was no tomorrow, the Stallions took it to the Lancers and got away with a 3-2 win. Norton got on the board first after Kristin MacGray found the ball after a deflected shot went away from the goal to her in the 29th minute. The goal gave the Lancers the lead but it was short lived. Not even a minute later the Stallions responded with a goal of their own. Colleen Sheehan scored from the right after her initial shot hit the left post and bounced back to her for the second chance goal in the 30th minute of play. The Lancers took the lead shortly after the second half when MacGray got …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Letter to the editor by Kerry Schubert.
Norton High Varsity Girls soccer team has qualified for the Playoffs for the third year in a row. They still have 2 games left in their regular season. What most people do not know is that 6 of the seven seniors were also on the 2006 MTOC State Championship team. Most of these girls have been playing soccer on and off since age 6. They have played on championship indoor, Futsal, Travel and Club teams together. It’s the quality of these six MTCO Players that have been the core of the high school soccer team. These girls have many qualities that they bring to their team. Briana Betts has great corner kicks, and speed that make her a great outside midfielder. Megan Elliot has a determination to score, and has the most goals on her team. …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Three second half goals from the Lancers put away the Clockers.
For a team that won by three goals, most people would expect a tale of two halves by simply looking at the score. Yet for those attending the Lancers’ game against Ashland High School, they saw what was an evenly played first half turn into a blow out for the final 40 minutes. “We’ve been having some difficulty with first halves,” said Lancers coach Todd Kefor. Three goals in 15 minutes changed the game as the Lancers overcame the Ashland Clockers 3-0. After a first half which saw both teams get off four shots and save 4 shots each, the Lancers showed a more aggressive style of play in the opening minutes of the first half. While they settled for long-range shots in the first half, the Lancers pushed to get closer shots inside the box. …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Lyons score 5-4 in overtime win at Emmanuel.
In a game against Emmanuel College in a non-conference game Wednesday night, the Wheaton Lyons girls soccer team came out on top with a win in overtime, 5-4. The Lyons are now 11-1-2 on the season, extending their win streak to six. Their next game is home against Springfield at 1 p.m. Saturday. For more on the soccer team's win, visit the Wheaton College website.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
A goal by Amanda Ward in the 44th minute was not enough as the Lancers fell 2-1 to the Raiders.
With the Lancers' recent success, a new challenger has appeared in the competitive Tri Valley League. Coming off a tie against the Medfield Warriors, the Lancers had a chance to once again try to defeat one of the league’s best. Unable to get the bounces and breaks needed, the Lancers fell short in a 2-1 defeat to the Dover-Sherborn Raiders. Keara Gray got the Raiders on the board fast with a goal in the 7th minute. Getting the ball on the left end, Gray was able to get it past Norton on a wide shot to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead. Playing an aggressive game, the Raiders refused to let the Lancers get any clean looks at the net. Going to a trick from their previous game, Amanda Ward went far post from over 25 yards away from the right to …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Paige Almedia scores in the 76th minute to draw with Medfield.
The streak continues for the Norton Lancers. After a dreadful 0-3-0 start, the Lancers look nothing like the team that started the season. Going against one of the best teams in the state in Medfield, the red hot Lancers kept their unbeaten streak alive at 7 games with a 1-1 tie against the Warriors. Holding off a vicious offensive attack by Medfield was Norton goalkeeper Jennifer Kilburn. Going against a team that shot the ball fast and often, the sophomore keeper was at times the only thing keeping the game from getting out of control. “Its just nice to have a young keeper just kinda step up to this level and change the game,” said Norton coach Todd Kefor. Medfield broke the dead lock during the 43rd minute when Nicole Busa went far post…
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Lancers run unbeaten streak to five matches with win over Blackhawks on Friday.
Playing one of its best all-around games of the season, the Norton High girls’ soccer team ran its unbeaten streak to five consecutive games with an impressive 5-0 victory over Bellingham in a Tri-Valley League match on Friday afternoon at Norton Middle School. “This was one of the stronger games we have played this season,” said Norton head coach Todd Kefor. “We played well today. We played our game. When we stick to our game a lot of teams can’t handle it. We can tire teams out and frustrate them.” After dropping their first three contests of the year, the Lancers have not suffered a loss in their last five, improving to 4-3-1 overall and in the TVL with the win. “Four wins and a tie is almost a perfect recovery from the start we had,” …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Three second-half goals give Hillers first victory of season on Tuesday night.
Two goals within the span of six minutes in the second half basically spelled the difference as the Hopkinton High girls’ soccer team defeated Norton, 4-2, in a Tri-Valley League match on Tuesday night at Adams Field. Meghan Beidleman collected two goals and one assist for the Hillers, while Leah Holmes had one goal and one assist. Emily Jarvis also scored for Hopkinton with Allie Celia adding an assist. Senior captain and forward Meagan Elliott scored both goals for the Lancers. Senior captain and midfielder Kristen MacGray had an assist as did senior midfielder Paige Almeida. The victory was the first of the season for the Hillers, who are now 1-1 overall and in the Tri-Valley League. The loss dropped the Lancers to 0-3 overall and in …