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DHS Girls Soccer

Highlights of the Week - November 14th

Varsity Firsts:

Molly Godfried scored her first Varsity goal off an assist from Georgia Prouty and Arianna Bezanson in the Holliston game.  

Plays of the Week:

- With 15 minutes remaining in the first half vs. Holliston, Arianna Bezanson beat a defender on the left side of the box and sent a hard pass towards the back post.  Ellie Anderson made a great run and drilled a shot off the post and in to get us on the score board.

 

- With 13 minutes to play against Holliston, Georgia Prouty and Arianna Bezanson combined to find Molly Godfried open in front of the goal.  Molly's first shot hit the post but she was able to gather her own rebound and calmly finish the play for her first Varsity goal and the crucial third goal on the way to our victory over Holliston.  

 

- After being scored on in the 11th minute of the game vs. Silver Lake.  Arianna Bezanson took the ball off the ensuing kickoff and played a give and go with Brooke Wynott.  Ari then dribbled through several pairs of defenders and turned the corner on a 5th defender where she played a ball across the box.  Once again, there was Ellie Anderson making a back post run to knock the ball into the net and tie up the game.

 

Players of the Week:

 

Emily Goddard had 2 more tremendous games for us in the Tournament this week.  She came up with a 12 save effort vs. Holliston on Wednesday.  Then last night, she made 9 more incredible saves, including 1 with her head!  As always, Emily played fearless in net and often found herself on the ground, taking a beating, but always holding on to the ball!

Well done Emily!  You certainly had a spectacular Tournament.

 

Arianna Bezanson has been a marked player throughout the tournament.  That usually happens when you are having the type of season and career that Ari has had.  Arianna assisted on both Ellie and Molly's goals against Holliston and added one of her own assisted by Brooke.  Ari also assisted on our only goal to Ellie against Silver Lake.  Her dribbling through the entire Silver Lake defense was impressive and amazing.  Great tournament Ari!

 

Exciting Team and Player News:

- The Team is currently ranked #5 in the Boston Globe EA MA rankings!  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/rankings/?sport=girls-soccer&p1=SectionFront_Utility

 

- The Team is currently ranked #5 in the Boston Globe Division 2 Power Rankings.  We had dropped to 6 at the beginning of the week but jumped back up to 5.    https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/power-rankings/?sport=girls-soccer&refresh=true&p1=SectionFront_Utility

DHS Soccer Girls

Highlights of the Week - November 7th

Plays of the Week:

- The tournament burn is always a great night but it does get emotional.  It's always great to see the support the younger players give to the seniors.  This Wednesday Reese Pszenny gave a very memorable and emotional speech that took a lot of courage and heart.  Please know we are all here for you Reese and support you.  It was clear Wednesday night how very important the Team is to Reese and how much her Team cares about her!!

 

- Emma Hatch stepped up for the Team and took our third penalty kick Saturday night after standing and cheering for 2 hours in the chilly air.  Yet she warmed up because she knew she's one of our best at taking PKs.  Thank goodness the ref whistled the North Attleboro keeper for moving forward too soon.  (I found out later from the ref that she had also done that on our first 2 kickers but nothing was said because we scored).  So Emma stepped up a second time with the pressure building even more, and scored.  That goal was the back breaker for sure!!  Great courage!

 

- Emma Dunn, Arianna Bezanson and Georgia Prouty all connected on their penalty kicks as well.  Each one was crucial to our 1st Tournament win!

 

- Emily Goddard made a terrific penalty kick save... (see Player of the Week)

 

Player of the Week:

 

Emily Goddard was on top of her game Saturday night.  After a couple of dangerous corner kicks in the first half, she quickly settled in and played fantastic.  Emily made 5 first half saves including directing her Team to 4 corner kick clears.  In the second half Emily made 5 mores saves and had to put her body on the line more than once.  After 100 minutes had played, she had posted a 0-0  shutout.  I told her before PK's to give us one save or cause 1 miss and her teammates will do the rest.  She did that perfectly as she made a diving save to her right on the first shooter and the second shooter hit the post.  Outstanding game Emily!  Let's keep it going!

 

Exciting Team and Player News:

- The Team is currently ranked #5 in the Boston Globe EA MA rankings!  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/rankings/?sport=girls-soccer&p1=SectionFront_Utility

 

- The Team is currently ranked #5 in the Boston Globe Division 2 Power Rankings.  This ranking is updated each morning so it could be different by the time we wake up tomorrow.  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/power-rankings/?sport=girls-soccer&refresh=true&p1=SectionFront_Utility

 

- Former players Becca Rocker, Abby Cash, Lauren Clement and Riley DiGilio were all playing in important college games this past week.  Congrats girls!  Way to represent!

 

- Ellie Anderson was named an N.E.C. 2nd Team All Star!

 

- Emily Goddard was named an N.E.C. 2nd Team All Star!

 

- Reese Pszenny was named an N.E.C. 2nd Team All Star and a 2nd Team Eastern MA All Star!

 

- Georgia Prouty was named to the N.E.C. All Conference Team and was named a 2nd Team Eastern MA All Star!

 

- Gabby Chisholm was named to the N.E.C. All Conference Team and was named a 1st Team Eastern MA All Star! Gabby was also named to the All State Team!

 

- Arianna Bezanson was named to the N.E.C. All Conference Team and was named Player of the Year for the League.  She also was named a 1st Team Eastern MA All Star!   Ai was also named to the All State Team, the All New England Team and for the second year in a row, named an All American!

 

Great recognition Girls!  The Team is happy for all of You.  

DHS Soccer Girls

Highlights of the Week - October 31st

Varsity Firsts:

- Krysta Zamejtis got her first Varsity goal against Salem.

- Cali Abbatessa got her first Varsity goal against Salem.

- Emma Dunn got her first Varsity goal against Salem.

- Ryley Crosby got her first Varsity goal against Salem.

- Teagan Price got her first Varsity goal and assist against Salem.

 

Plays of the Week:

- Arianna Bezanson scored 2 goals in the first 2:50 of our game vs. Salem on Thursday.  Assists went to Mikayla and Krysta.

 

- With 3 seconds to play in the first half against Swampscott, Arianna Bezanson hit a 35 yard direct kick that the Swampscott goalie got a piece of.  The rebound fell to Mikayla Shaffaval and she hammered it into the goal for a dramatic end to the half... so we thought.  However, after the refs discussed with each other, they determined the 3 seconds had expired before the goal - they just never blew the whistle!  So the goal was not allowed and the team was pretty devastated... but they rebounded.  Anyway, it was an amazing execution of a restart by Ari and Mikayla.  Next time it will count!

- Georgia Prouty scored one of the most beautiful and maybe the most important goals of the season last night!  With 19 minutes left to play and the N.E.C. title on the line, the freshman hit a rocket from about 20 yards out (may have been more) assisted by Brooke Wynott, that beat the keeper and gave us the lead.  Simply amazing strike!

- Cali Abbatessa didn't waist anytime when she entered the game last night.  With the rain becoming very heavy and us holding on to the narrow 1 goal lead, Cali's goal, assisted beautifully by Arianna Bezanson was the insurance we needed.  That goal "broke" Swampscott and 6 minutes later, the title was ours.  

Players of the Week:

Team Defense gets the Player of the Week honors.  As a Team we only gave up 7 shots in both of our games this week.  It's the Team's commitment to defending all over the field that has really pushed us to a high level this season.  It starts with our strikers putting relentless pressure on the opponents back line, hoping to create mistakes.  Our midfielders were amazing at shutting down Swampscott's best players last night.  I believe #4 had 0 shots on net in the run of play!  Our back 4 was and has been incredible at marking tight, and staying connected as a group and making solid clears when needed.  And of course, our goalkeeper is the back bone of the whole defense, last night making sure handed catches in extreme weather conditions.  So this week we salute the Team Defense and the 2 shut outs we posted! 9 so far this season...  Let's keep that trend going!

 

- The TEAM also gets the nod for Player of the Week.  The weather was terrible this week and the players and coaches adapted well.  Nobody ever complained and everyone made the best of it.  It's been a long season and to get us to this point and the success we've had, it's taken all 23 players, manager and coaches to work hard Together to make it happen.  Everyone has stepped up and contributed on and off the field, during games, practices, dinners and other events etc...  The N.E.C. Title is a nice way to cap off 10 weeks of hard work, but I'm hoping it's been the time spent TOGETHER that has made it enjoyable for the Team.  Let's hope we can do it a few more weeks.

 

Exciting Team and Player News:

- The Team is currently ranked #7 in the Boston Globe EA MA rankings!  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/rankings/?sport=girls-soccer&p1=SectionFront_Utility

 

- The Team is currently ranked #4 in the Boston Globe Division 2 Power Rankings.  This ranking is updated each morning so it could be different by the time we wake up tomorrow.  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/power-rankings/?sport=girls-soccer&refresh=true&p1=SectionFront_Utility

 

- The Team is currently ranked #5 in the MIAA Division 2 Power Rankings.  These are the rankings that will eventually determine seeding for the State Tournament.  This ranking  was updated 10/29.  http://www.miaa.net/test/gen/miaa_generated_bin/documents/basic_module/GirlsSoccerDivision2102921.pdf

 

- Livvi Anderson, former player and Captain, got her first Varsity start for Div. 1 Colgate this week against Holy Cross.  Livvi played the entire game at left back and played terrific!  

 

- Arianna Bezanson scored 2 goals against Salem, giving her 20 so far on the season.  Ari has scored at least 20 goals in each of her 4 seasons on Varsity.  Amazing Arianna!

 

- The 2021 DHS Girls Varsity Soccer Team won the N.E.C. Title!  That's 5 consecutive years running.  Nice job Team!!!!!

DHS Soccer Girls

Highlights of the Week - October 24th

Varsity Firsts:

- Ellie Anderson recorded her first career hat trick against Beverly.  In fact, she factored in all 5 goals with 4 goals and 1 assist on the day!

 

Plays of the Week:

- I missed one from the week before... on Friday October 15th Ellie Anderson did a flip throw-in against North Andover in the second half.  It was at a point in the game where we needed a lift, and it certainly got the team and the crowd going!

- Monday vs. Saugus, the first goal of the game was fantastic.  Arianna Bezanson made a run up the right side of the field with the ball and made a perfect cross on the ground to Brooke Wynott.  Brooke slammed it home, 1 touch for the early lead.

- The 4th goal of the game against Beverly was a fun one to watch.  Arianna Bezanson passed to Georgia Prouty.  Georgia hit a hard shot on net that deflected off of Cali Abbatessa's knee shooting up in the air and off the crossbar.  When it came down, Ellie Anderson was there to head it home off the bounce, for her third goal of the game.

- Midway through the first half of today's game, a Brookline forward got behind our defense and goalkeeper and looked to have an easy goal.  However, Gabby Chisholm came out of nowhere with a full on sprint to make the goal line clear and keep the game knotted at 0-0.  

- In the second half off of one of 7 corner kicks for Brookline, a ball was served into the box that we struggled to clear and couldn't get our hands on.  Someone (couldn't tell who) made a goal line block and then Emily Goddard was able to pounce on it, once again keeping the scored tied at 0-0.  

 

Player of the Week:

 

Ellie Anderson had a quiet start to the week in our game vs. Saugus.  However, she exploded offensively in our game at Beverly.  Being down a goal with under 2 minutes remaining in the first half, Ellie was able to get a shot off that fooled the Beverly keeper and find the back of the net.  That goal, evened the scored and provided the team with all the momentum it would need for the second 40 minutes.  Ellie scored off a corner kick by Gabby in the 9th minute of the second half.  She then assisted on Ari's goal 4 minutes later.  Then Ellie added 2 more goals bringing her game total to 4 goals and 1 assist and earning her the "Spotlight" player of the game honor.  Today against Brookline, Ellie's relentless pursuit of the ball gave the Brookline defense fits all afternoon long.  Ellie made several great passes to teammates and almost scored the game winner in the second half.  Eliana has been working extremely hard all season long and it's nice to see her pick up the Team when they needed it the most.  Awesome job Ellie!

 

Exciting Team and Player News:

- The Team is currently ranked #8 in the Boston Globe EA MA rankings!  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/rankings/?sport=girls-soccer&p1=SectionFront_Utility

 

- The Team is currently ranked #6 in the Boston Globe Division 2 Power Rankings.  This ranking is updated each morning so it could be different by the time we wake up tomorrow.  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/power-rankings/?sport=girls-soccer&refresh=true&p1=SectionFront_Utility

 

- The Team is currently ranked #8 in the MIAA Division 2 Power Rankings.  These are the rankings that will eventually determine seeding for the State Tournament.  This ranking has not been updated since 10/17.  http://www.miaa.net/gen/miaa_generated_bin/documents/basic_module/GirlsSoccerDivision2101721.pdf

DHS Soccer Girls

Highlights of the Week - October 17th

Varsity Firsts:

Georgia Prouty and Krysta Zamejtis were our finalists in our first ever, Panna Tournament at practice this week.  Georgia went on to win the final and it's certainly a tradition we'll continue in the future.  

 

Plays of the Week:

- On Tuesday at Andover, our second goal was really pretty.  Georgia Prouty dribbled across the 18  yard box and thread a perfectly weighted pass through 2 defenders to Arianna Bezanson who found the back of the net for a goal.

- On Friday against North Andover we had 5 great opportunities that just didn't go our way... a Georgia Prouty breakaway minutes into the game, an Ellie Anderson breakaway early in the game, an Arianna Bezanson blast that the keeper made a fabulous save on, an Arianna direct kick that hit the post, and a near Arianna breakaway that she was taken down on (should have been a red card).  None of these plays resulted the way we wanted, but they were all outstanding plays that the players created and hopefully they will favor us in the future!

- On a funnier note... Well done Emma Gibbons for stepping up and "feeding" Courtney's Baby when it woke up on the sideline Friday night!  For those curious, the Babies are a project from Child Development Class.  

 

Players of the Week:

 

Gabby Chisholm again!  Gabby was fantastic against Andover, dominating the defensive end for all 80 minutes.  She was incredible at winning all 50/50 balls and she certainly played physical and aggressive throughout.  She anchored the defense that night that only gave up 4 shots on net the entire game.  She was named our "Spotlight" Player of the Game on our way home on the bus.  Friday night, Gabby continued her great play.  She was battling through some pain throughout the game but she didn't let that stop her from playing at her top level.  She has been a great leader by example for this team and we look forward to more of it!  Well done Gabby!

 

Arianna Bezanson again!  Arianna has been scoring on a crazy pace for us.  Currently she has 15 goals and 6 assists.  Arianna had 2 more on Tuesday night against Andover.  She scored in the first half assisted by Georgia, and then again in the second half assisted by Georgia.  She's doing this, all while having 2-3 defenders draped all over her every game.  Against North Andover, it was clear that the visitors were making it a top priority to stop Ari.  Although she didn't find the back of the net that night, she created some amazing chances for others and herself and we know that luck will change for us down the road, and some of those chances will go in.  Arianna is another player leading by example and you can find her going 100% every practice as well as games.  She really brings up the level of play for everyone!  Keep it up Ari!

 

Exciting Team and Player News:

- The Team is currently ranked #5 in the Boston Globe EA MA rankings!  It was not updated this week so I don't have a link.

 

- The Team is currently ranked #1 in the Boston Globe Division 2 Power Rankings.  This is a fun ranking to keep an eye on because it is updated after every game.  

Strength of Schedule is a major piece and we've certainly played a tough schedule.  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/power-rankings/?sport=girls-soccer&refresh=true&p1=SectionFront_Utility

 

- The Team is currently ranked #2 in the MIAA Division 2 Power Rankings.  These are the rankings that will eventually determine seeding for the State Tournament.  It's a slightly different formula than the Globes but it also rewards heavily, Strength of Schedule.  Unfortunately, this ranking has not been updated as often.

http://www.miaa.net/test/gen/miaa_generated_bin/documents/basic_module/GirlsSoccerDivision2101321.pdf

 

- Arianna Bezanson has just been named the Moynihan Lumber Student-Athlete of the Month for September!  Congrats Ari, that is awesome!!

DHS Soccer Girls

Highlights of the Week - October 10th

Varsity Firsts

- On Tuesday against Marblehead, Cali Abbatessa got her first Varsity assist on a corner kick goal by Ellie Anderson.  

Plays of the Week:

- On Tuesday vs. Marblehead, Mikayla Shaffaval got us started with a goal 12 minutes into the game.  She hit the shot from about 20 yards out and it was great to see because we had been working on that in practice the day before. 

- On Tuesday vs. Marblehead, we were awarded a corner kick in the first half.  Gabby Chisholm hit a beautiful serve that Reese Pszenny leaped up above the crowd and slammed a header down at the goal line for a fantastic goal.  

- On Tuesday vs. Marblehead, we were awarded a corner kick late in the game.  Cali Abbatessa served a perfect ball that bent towards the back post.  Ellie Anderson was waiting there and headed home our second gorgeous corner kick goal of the game.  

 

Players of the Week:

 

Once again Gabby Chisholm is a player of the week.  She was an offensive star against Marblehead.  First, she had that great assist with her perfectly hit corner kick to Reese.  Later in the game, Gabby took a direct kick from about 40 yards out.  She struck it very well and it took a high bounce which fooled the goalkeeper and went off her hands into the goal.  Against Masco on Thursday, Gabby was very busy slowing down the quick attack of Masco.  In the second half she came out of nowhere to break up a break away attempt by Masco's most dangerous attacker.  Nice work Gabby!

 

Emma Dunn is a player of the week.  She had a terrific game defensively for us against Marblehead.  Emma was a major reason we only gave up a total of 3 shots the entire game.  She locked down our end of the field by winning every 50 / 50 ball and running through bouncing balls with her body.  Emma has been one of our stronger players at challenging for balls in the air and she continued that on Tuesday.  Emma also was vital in starting our attacks by finding teammates with passes on the ground so we could keep possession.  Against Masco, Emma did a nice job keeping and eye on and marking Masco's dangerous delayed runs coming from their strikers and attacking mids.  Emma does the little things on the field very well that don't always get noticed.  Emma's solid play on the back line has been and will continue to be crucial for our success going forward.  Well done Emma!

 

Teagan Price is a player of the week.  Teagan was steady as always from her holding mid spot vs. Marblehead.  She broke up plays defensively and maintained possession on the ground when we attacked.  Against Masco on Thursday, Teagan was one of our strongest players on the field.  When we adjusted our formation midway through the first half, Teagan took over the sole position of defensive mid in our 4-4-2.  She took to that role extremely well throughout the rest of the game, constantly fighting for and winning all balls in her area of the field.  Despite the sun and thick grass, Teagan had great success and was great at slowing down Masco on the attack.  Teagan has been a big part of our midfield so far this season and has also added depth when needed at outside back.  Super job Teagan!

 

Exciting Team News:

- The Team is currently ranked #4 in the Boston Globe EA MA rankings!  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/rankings/?sport=girls-soccer&p1=SectionFront_Utility

- the updated rankings usually come out on Wednesday

 

- The Team is currently ranked #8 in New England in the United Soccer Coaches weekly poll!!  https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/rankings/high-school-rankings/girls-fall-region-i/

- the updated rankings usually come out on Tuesday

 

- The Team is currently ranked #40 Nationally and # 5 Regionally on Prepsoccer.net.  This is a new site to me but it's always nice to be recognized!  

   https://www.prepsoccer.net/home/team-rankings/girls-top-50/  and  https://www.prepsoccer.net/home/team-rankings/regional/girls/northeast/

 

- The Team's 36 regular season game unbeaten streak was snapped on Thursday in our 2-1 loss to Masco.  However, I think the girls should be congratulated in being a big part of such a long and amazing streak dating back to 2019.  It's certainly not easy to stay unbeaten for so long when playing such a difficult schedule and when every other team out there has a #1 goal of knocking you off.  Congrats girls.  Time to start a new streak.  

 

- The Team is currently in first place in the N.E.C. North, 1 point ahead of Masco and 2 points ahead of Swampscott.  Peabody is also in the running which will make for an exciting final 4 league games down the stretch!

DHS Soccer Girls

Highlights of the Week - October 3rd

Plays of the Week:

- On Monday at Swampscott, our only goal was fantastic.  We've been stressing to the players that when we play 1 and 2 touch it's very difficult for other teams to defend us.  4 players combined in the play, all 1 and 2 touch...  Courtney to Ellie to Reese to Ari... Goal!  Falcons win.  

- On Thursday at the clinic, I witness a memorable play that I wished I had gotten on video...  a young player was trying to steal the ball from Reese Pszenny.  Reese was enjoying this and performed several moves on the youngster who ended up spinning in circles.  Reese concluded this all by nutmeging the girl and the DYS player fell to the ground in exhaustion with a big smile on her face.  Everyone that witnessed cheered and laughed.

- On Saturday vs. Peabody, the Team got off to a super fast start once again.  Off the opening kick off the ball was sent to Ellie Anderson who then found Reese Pszenny up the right sideline.  Reese beat 2 defenders and was able to get off a perfect cross.  Georgia Prouty made a great far post run and was able to bang the goal home, 1 touch.

Player of the Week:

Reese Pszenny had an amazing game on Monday vs. Swampscott.  She played calm and composed and held the ball well for us as we got numbers involved in our attacks.  Reese's ability to take defenders on with her amazing dribbling skills was on display.  She played very unselfish and found her teammates over and over again throughout the game.  Reese was awarded the assist on the winning goal scored by Arianna and was named the "Spotlight Player of the Game."  On Thursday I found Reese to be an outstanding leader among the DYS athletes at the clinic.  She was vocal and the young players really seemed to look up to her!  Last night vs. Peabody, Reese played in pain, dealing with a back issue.  Still, she managed to play well and assisted on Georgia's opening goal.  Nice work Reese!

Exciting Team News:

- The Team is currently ranked #3 in the Boston Globe EA MA rankings!  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/rankings/?sport=girls-soccer&p1=SectionFront_Utility

- the updated rankings usually come out on Wednesday

 

- The Team is currently ranked #9 in New England in the United Soccer Coaches weekly poll!!  https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/rankings/high-school-rankings/girls-fall-region-i/

- the updated rankings usually come out on Tuesday

 

- The Team is currently ranked #50 Nationally and # 7 Regionally on Prepsoccer.net.  This is a new site to me but it's always nice to be recognized!  

https://www.prepsoccer.net/home/team-rankings/girls-top-50/

 

DHS Soccer Girls

Highlights of the Week - September 26th

Varsity Firsts:

- Ryley Crosby got her first varsity assist on Tuesday on a goal scored by Arianna.

- Hannah Barclay got her first varsity goal on a first varsity assist from Emma Dunn off a corner kick on Thursday.

- Kacie McDonough got her first varsity goal Saturday off an assist from Georgia Prouty.

- Brooke Wynott got her first varsity assist Saturday on a goal scored by Georgia.

 

Plays of the Week:

- Maybe the play of the season so far... on senior night against Beverly, Carina Boles was taken down just outside the box giving us a direct kick.  Reese Pszenny hit a Pill that slammed off the cross bar and straight down past the goal line for the first goal of the game.  It was an absolutely incredible shot!

- 7 minutes into the game at Winthrop, Arianna Bezanson put her name into the DHS record books.  Her goal was her 100th career point and was the eventual game winner.  Ellie Anderson gets the distinction of getting the assist for that famous tally.

- With seconds left in the first half at Winthrop, Coach Hinchion was yelling to the ref to call a time out so he could set up a corner kick play before time ran out.  For some unknown reason the ref refused.  Didn't matter though as Emma Dunn served up a perfect ball that Hannah Barclay finished on net giving the Team the 3-0 lead at half time.

- With momentum swinging towards Lynnfield late in the first half, Georgia Prouty broke through the defense.  Kacie McDonough followed the play, making a 40 yard run from her midfield position.  When Georgia's initial shot was saved by the keeper, Kacie was in perfect position to knock in the rebound and give us back the momentum we needed for the rest of the game.

 

Players of the Week:

 

Arianna Bezanson only played in 2 games this week but certainly made her presence felt.  In our big game vs. Beverly on senior night, Ari put home 2 goals and assisted on another.  After scoring the early game winner at Winthrop for her 100th point, she went on to assist 2 more goals that were scored by Georgia.  So in 2 games, Arianna played a part in 6 of our goals!  Keep up the fantastic work Ari!

 

Georgia Prouty gets Player of the Week honors for a second straight week.  She had the winning goal vs. Beverly.  She put 2 more goals away against Winthrop.  Then Georgia finished off the week at Lynnfield with 2 goals and 2 assists grabbing her the "Spotlight" player of the game on the bus ride home.  (nice speech).  All in all, Georgia accounted for 7 points on the week.  Well in!

 

Gabby Chisholm can best be described as an intimidating, physical force on defense.  She dominates for every ball  and often starts our attacks out of the back with her excellent skill level and comfort with the ball on her foot.  Gabby did a fantastic job keeping the ball out of our end vs. Beverly.  We moved her to outside back vs. Winthrop where she grabbed an assist.  Finally, in our Lynnfield game, it appeared attackers were nervous anytime they crossed midfield in Gabby's area of the field.  Strong in the air and on the ground, we know Gabby has our defense ready and focused every time they step on the field.  Nice work Gabby!

 

Exciting Team News:

- The Team is currently ranked #3 in the Boston Globe EA MA rankings!  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/rankings/?sport=girls-soccer&p1=SectionFront_Utility

 

- The Team is currently ranked #11 in New England in the United Soccer Coaches weekly poll!!  https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/rankings/high-school-rankings/girls-fall-region-i/

 

- Arianna achieve her 100th career point on Thursday vs. Winthrop on an assist from Ellie.  100 career points is an amazing achievement and one that is very difficult to attain.  Ari joins Ali McWhinney, Lindsay Williamson, Brittany Russo, Corey Persson and Hannah Lejeune as the only 6 players that have ever achieved this accomplishment at DHS.  Congratulations Arianna and here's hoping that you still have many left for this season!

DHS Soccer Girls

Highlights of the Week - September 19th

Varsity Firsts:

Emma Hatch got her first varsity goal on an assist from Georgia Prouty.

Carina Boles got her first varsity goal on an assist from Krysta Zamejtis which was her first varsity point.

Katie Walfield got her first varsity goal on an assist from Reese Holland.

Brooke Wynott got her first varsity goal unassisted.

- The Team got it's first shutout of the season vs. Gloucester with Emily Goddard and Emma Gibbons getting the share in net.

 

Plays of the Week:

- Our third goal of the game vs. Gloucester was absolutely beautiful.  Georgia Prouty threaded a fantastic pass between a couple of defenders and Emma Hatch made sure to find the back of the net with a great shot.

- Carina Bole's goal vs. Gloucester was off a very nice left footed shot.  However, it was the mile wide smile on her face afterwards that really captured the moment.

- A second half collision between 2 Danvers players from opposite teams gave everyone a quick scare.  Arianna Bezanson went for a 50/50 ball with B. Fenwick keeper, Claudia Keith.  Both went 100% for the ball with the game on the line and both came out ok.  The Salem news got a great picture of it.

- Emily Goddard made a huge save coming out of her net and pouncing on a loose ball in a crowd in the B. Fenwick game, keeping the game scoreless.

Player of the Week:

 

I think people on the North Shore are going to start getting familiar with the name Georgia Prouty.  Georgia had 2 solid games this week and earns our player of the week honors.  Vs. Gloucester, she set up senior Emma Hatch for a great goal and later scored one of her own, unassisted.  Georgia spent much of the game splitting seams through the opponents defense.  Against B. Fenwick, Georgia had a tremendous game for us both at forward and midfield.  Again, it was her ability to thread the perfect pass combined with her unselfish play that enabled us to generate a lot of offense that night.  Through the first 4 games the Freshman already has 2 goals and 4 assists.  Keep up the outstanding play Georgia!

 

Exciting Team News:

- The Team is currently ranked #3 in the Boston Globe EA MA rankings!  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/rankings/?sport=girls-soccer&p1=SectionFront_Utility

 

- The Team is currently ranked #10 in New England in the United Soccer Coaches weekly poll!!  https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/rankings/high-school-rankings/girls-fall-region-i/

 

- Arianna was named a Boston Globe player of the week for last week's outstanding offensive game vs. Peabody.

DHS Soccer Girls 

Highlights of the Week - September 12th

 

Milestones / Achievements

Varsity Firsts:

Georgia Prouty got her first varsity point with an assist to Reese Pszenny on our first goal of the season.  She then scored her first varsity goal early in the second half of that game assisted by Arianna.

- Reese Holland recorded her first varsity point today with an assist on Arianna's first goal.  It came from a throw in by Reese which Ari took and then scored.

 

Plays of the Week:

- Our first goal of the season was a thing of beauty.  Georgia made a nice pass back to Reese Pszenny who was all alone about 20 yards out.  Reese struck the ball well and it went over the keeper and bent into the back corner of the net.  Beautiful goal!

 

- In the second half of the Masco game we were hanging on by a 1 goal lead.  With about 20 minutes later a Masco player drilled a shot on net from about 10 yards out.  Emily Goddard was able to get her hands on it and deflect it over the net for a crucial save at a crucial moment of the game.

 

- For our last play of the week I picked Arianna's first 2 goals vs. Peabody.  Both were outstanding bits of individual skill and effort.  The best way to describe them is to show one of my favorite clips from the movie Victory.  In the clip, listen to Pele's answer to the coach's tactics.  Reminds me of both of Ari's goals  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os8FxkBTYu0

Players of the Week:

 

We have 2 players of the week...

Our first player of the week is goalkeeper Emily Goddard.  Emily made 8 saves in the Masco game, all in steady rain.  Despite the conditions, she had great hands and came up with that outstanding, near point blank save, right when we needed it most.  In the Peabody game today, Emily came up with 2 huge second half saves when the game was still in the balance.  Emily has been training hard and it's clear that Coach Mitch's tennis ball / quick hands drills are paying off!  Well done Emily!

 

Our second player of the week is Arianna Bezanson.  Ari drew a lot of defensive attention vs. Masco and was quick to unselfishly set up her teammates.  She still managed to score one and assist on Georgia's game winner.  Ari carried us a little offensively at times vs. Peabody.  They had no defensive answer for her as she found the back of the net 3 times and assisted on Ellie's goal as well.  2 games in, Arianna has 4 goals and 2 assists.  Keep it up Ari!

 

Exciting Team News:

- Congrats to Coach Ashley Gawrys on a beautiful wedding reception boat cruise.  Great weather and a great time!  Ashley and her husband Jeff will be spending the next 2 weeks in Hawaii on their Honeymoon.  We wish you a wonderful time and look forward to having you back in a couple of weeks!

 

- The Team is currently ranked #4 in the Boston Globe EA MA rankings!

 

- The Team is currently ranked #14 in New England in the United Soccer Coaches weekly poll!