Weller lifts Wolverine girls soccer

Sophomore Sarah Roycroft (22) moves the ball up the field for Westwood early in the second half of Thursday night’s 4-0 win over Ursuline Academy. Photos by Michael Flanagan

By Michael Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Westwood High School varsity girls soccer team completed a season sweep of non-league rival Ursuline on Thursday at Flahive Field, shutting out the Bears for the second time this season 4-0.

The Wolverines (4-6-1) were led by junior Sophie Weller, who potted two goals and an assist in the winning effort. Senior Shannon Nagle and junior Leah Piscitelli also had goals for Westwood.

Weller got the scoring started early for the Wolverines, tapping home the rebound of an Olivia Vella shot less than 10 minutes into the contest to give her team a 1-0 lead. With time winding down in the first half, Nagle riffled a shot up high from about 12 yards away on a fast break to extend the Westwood lead to 2-0 at halftime.

Westwood’s Leah Piscitelli (19) fights off a Ursuline defender for possession late in the second half.

Westwood’s Leah Piscitelli (19) fights off a Ursuline defender for possession late in the second half.

Westwood continued the immense offensive pressure in the second half, peppering the Ursuline cage with shots until Weller’s second tally of the game just over 12 minutes in gave the Wolverines a commanding 3-0 edge.

Even with time dwindling down, the Wolverines were not done, as Piscatelli fired home a free kick just before stoppage time to extend Westwood’s lead to four. Westwood made sure not to surrender any late goals, preserving the 4-0 shutout win and the season sweep of the Bears. Westwood outscored Ursuline 5-0 in two games this season.

At the time of print, Westwood will look to build off the momentum from their 4-0 victory when they host Hopkinton on October 11 before traveling to Holliston on October 16.

For funny and incisive sports analysis, follow Mike Flanagan on his personal Twitter at @fLAno0, or read his blog at www.flannylive.wordpress.com.

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