Westborough girls’ soccer defeats Wachusett in PKs after double OT

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The Rangers’ Kim Huang is able to avoid a slide tackle from Wachusett’s Regina Pallotta to advance the ball down the field.

By Kelly Burneson, Contributing Photographer

Westborough – The Westborough High School girls’ soccer team defeated Wachusett Regional High School in double OT in a game played at Westborough Nov. 10 for the POD 8 Semi-final Playoffs.

Westborough’s Kayleigh McCabe put the Rangers on the board early in first quarter.  Wachusett was unable to put any points put until late in the fourth quarter when Jillian Stone tied it up.

The game went through two regulation over-time periods with no score and then went into PKs. After successfully blocking two kicks, Westborough’s goalie Yael Bugaev had the final kick on Wachusetts’ goalie Lindsay Isaacs to take the win for the Rangers, 2-1.

Westborough’s Kristin Wilichowski attempts to knock the ball in the goal with her shoulder as Wachusett goalie Lindsay Isaacs blocks the attempt to score.
The Rangers’ Abby Beauregard leaps to get a shoulder on the ball while teammate Emma Mumby looks on.

Rangers defender Riley Allen battles with Wachusett’s Maria Piscione to maintain possession of the ball.
Rangers freshman goalie Yael Bugeav makes a great save during the PK shoot out.

 

photos/Kelly Burneson, Burneson Photography