SHSGS Freshmen Open 2015 Season With Big Win Over Guilford
The 2015 SHSGS campaign started up in grand style as our talented Freshmen squad pasted Guilford freshmen by a score of 5-0. After a bit of a slow start, the freshmen took control of the game and never looked back. Zoe Rogers led the scoring with two goals. Erin Keary, Esebel Rosa and Mackenzie Joyce also tallied goals for the Gaelettes. The Gaelettes defense proved too tough for the visiting Indians. Samantha Norris stood out as she individually stopped several Guilford attackers one on one. Shawn Reinhardt proved tough in the goal, and preserved the shutout when she stopped a Guilford penalty kick late in the game. Congratulations to the freshmen for their first win of the season!
Man of the Match - Samantha Norris (Defender)
Gaelette JVs Shoutout Sacred Heart in 2015 Opener
The high bar set by the freshmen team in the morning was maintained as the SHSGS JVs took down visiting Sacred Heart Academy by a 4-0 margin. Rebecca Kliff, Daisy Dufour, Mia Mclouglin and Heather Garrett all scored in the second half as the Gaelettes dominated the visiting Pacers. Dufour also earned an assist, as did Maggie Howard and Elizabeth Herlihy. Shelton outshot the visitors 21 to 5. Shelby Offord and Shawn Reinhardt combined in goal to keep a clean slate, with Offord getting 3 saves and Reinhardt getting two. The Gaelette defense also did a fine job in front of them, particularly led by midfielder Emily Manzo's efforts.
Man of the Match - Emily Manzo (Midfielder)
SHSGS Varsity Dominates, Falls Behind and Rallies to Earn Draw in Home Opener
Fighting an ongoing downpour as much as their opponents, our Gaelettes' varsity looked strong in their first game of the season. The Gaelettes dominated from the opening kick off, holding Sacred Heart in their half of the field for long periods of the first half. They found shots early and often and would out shoot the Pacers by a 15-3 margin in a driving rain. Unfortunately, they had no luck getting ball into the net as the Pacers keeper made 7 key saves to keep them in the game. Shelton struck the cross bar several times in the game and had several near misses on corner kicks and individual breaks past the SHA defense. Despite their relentless pressure, the Pacers held firm through the first half. Then some bad luck struck the Gaelettes, when a rare SHA penetration into the Gaelettes' penalty area led to a quick block save from GK Courtney Litts in the 51st minute caught the Gaelettes out of position and a rebound strike by SHA gave them a 1-0 lead. The Gaelettes responded by getting more and more offensive in their play, but just couldn't find the mark on frame to equalize the score. Play continued to get rough as both teams increased their intensity and the rain continued to fall harder. Several hard fouls occurred and with just a minute left in the game, SHA gave a particularly hard foul on the Gaelettes from about 20 yards out from their own goal. Midfielder Kathryn Arena stepped up and delivered a wonderful free kick into the far post to tie the game with less than 30 seconds left on the clock. While frustrated that they struggled finishing, the Gaelettes were pleased overall with their movement, particularly in the second half. Strong defensive work from Captain Jillian Engeldrum and transitional play from Captain Juliane Niedzwiecki led the fine Gaelettes' effort. Arena had 3 shots in the games, as well as forward/midfielder Kaleigh Panek and midfielder Sarah Skoronski.
The Gaelettes travel next to SCC Housy foe, Amity High, for an early season tough test and an early chance to take the lead in this year's divisional race.
Man of the Match - Kathryn Arena (Midfielder)