Winchendon GVS ended its season with a formidable mic-drop performance against Hyde School. After honoring its four seniors (Emma Landry, Reghan Hunnewell, Natalie Parker, and Jen Rickard) before their final game, the girls took the field with impossible positivity and a hunger for a final win.
From the first whistle, the Wapiti consistently executed the skills that they had been working on throughout the season, which proved to be their greatest challenge up until this point. Leading the way in the first half with the first goal was Julia Brennan ’23, who amped the team up with her shot that flew past the keeper. With excitement and determination running through their veins, Maria Pierce ’23 found an open pass to Caileigh Sutton ’21 who finished the job by adding another Winch goal to the scoreboard. To conclude the half, the most unlikely duo banded together to find Winch’s third goal of the half. A ball from rookie Grace Holman ’21 in the offensive box made its way to the foot of rookie Anna McCluskey ’21, who promptly shot and scored, causing an eruption of cheers.
To kick off the second half, Andrea Guerrero ’23 found herself fighting for the ball in the offensive box. Soon enough, the ball met her foot then promptly met the back of the net as she scored the team’s fourth goal of the game. Throughout the second half, many players were shifted into new positions but remained consistent with their competitive play. The emotion was palpable as the minutes counted down to the final whistle of the game.
The coaches of Girls’ Varsity Soccer, Coach Stubbs and Coach Roy, would like to thank the girls for all of the hard work that they put in throughout the season as well as the many laughs that they effected. The team looks forward to one final celebration together over the weekend as they reflect upon and conclude their 2019 season.