The Mt. Hope girls' soccer team is headed to the championship after edging Chariho 1-0 in the Division I semifinals at RIC on Tuesday night.
The Mt. Hope girls' soccer team is headed to the championship after edging Chariho 1-0 in the Division I semifinals at RIC on Tuesday night. Freshman forward Sara Nencka scored the game’s only goal, assisted by senior central midfielder Caitlyn Terceiro in the second half of the game.
Midfielder Caitlyn Terceiro took a shot from 25-yards out, explained Huskies head coach Kerri Giarrusso. “The goalkeeper couldn't bring it in,” she said. “Sara Nencka continued her run and knocked it into the goal.”
The Huskies will play Cumberland in the championship on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Goalkeeper Emily Moran made 8 saves as the Mt. Hope defense shut down the Chargers.
“The game was a microcosm of our season,” said Giarrusso. “In the first half, we had to survive some and work through some adversity. As we have done all year, we made adjustments at half-time and were on the front foot for the second half. Fittingly, we scored a goal on a second-chance ball that we didn't quit on. I was so proud of how we worked for that moment.”
A hat trick for Jackson led to the semifinals
Huskies star sophomore striker Thea Jackson scored a hat trick as the Mt. Hope girls soccer team soundly defeated South Kingstown 4-0 in the Division I quarterfinals last Friday night.
Jackson netted three goals and freshman forward Sara Nencka scored 1 for Mt. Hope.
“The girls played tough and hard until the very end,” said Giarrusso. “We missed some chances early on, but it led to more motivation and perseverance from the team as a whole. They played together and for each other and got the win.”
Junior goalkeeper Emily Moran made 10 save as the Huskies backline of Maddy Butterworth, Emma Goglia, Elise Lanoie, and Aubrey Cummings stifled the South Kingstown attack.
Earlier this season, senior co-captain Hannah Rezendes said that the team had a good chance to win the championship.