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A LONG HAUL AND A DISAPPOINTING LOSS FOR DSGS!

Quarter final ready!
Quarter final ready!
DSGS #7 seed played Bishop Stang #2 seed Monday night at 6 PM in North Dartmouth, MA.  The girls team left the high school in a cozy Coach bus and headed South.  It was predicted to be 36 degrees and the girls were ready for the challenge.  The only thing they did not know was how good is this team? In the past, when girls make tournament, the Division 3 teams can be all over the board.  Good records were not indicative of how well balanced a team can be.  Bishop Stang had a record of 15-2-0.  They played teams like Martha's Vineyard and N. Dartmouth High School.  The girls did not know anything about this team.  They arrived and the field was an old scrappy football field.  Bad pitch, rocky, parts of it was the track field and the dust was all around.  It was cold and dark! The kick-off was electric and the parents for DS was small compared to Bishop Stang.  The school was alive and the crowds were dense!
The game started and they were off! The game was pretty evenly matched , for instance each side had 2 corners each, saves DS 10 BS 6, DS out shot 10 for 6 and there were equal on fouls.  The one advantage that BS had was all of their fouls seemed to be on our end and all of BS fouls seemed to also be on our end.  The calls didn't quite seem to match up with the aggressiveness of play.  BS used their bodies for fair tackles extremely aggressively and would always kick a ball out of bounds and when we had the ball, and they maintained some sort of possession on a bumpy field.  The DS girls tried to play possession but the ball was sure to bounce in many directions.  The girls played the best they could so it was fair to say at the half and after regulation time the score maintained a 0-0 sheet.
The First Round of sudden death took place and the temperatures dropped to 30 degrees and everyone was freezing! BS was able to get a corner which was saved by Junior Meghan Hall, but immediately after that save they acquired another corner for a header shot into the back of the net and it was lights out for DS! It was a very sad time for this team because they have worked so long and so hard to make this season a success! It is always hard to not have home field advantage and BS earned a BYE, which allowed them a home game in the quarter finals!
DSGS finished with a record TVL 15-3-5! Nothing to be ashamed of and they will come back strong with Junior Izzy Parizeau as a Senior Captain on defense.  Junior Meghan Hall played the full 80 plus minutes in regulation time and had 10 saves for DS! This would be the last game for the three Seniors *C Jackie Goudreault, *C Kasey Huemme and Sarah Tanner.
We will surely miss tracking this great group of girls and best of luck in your Winter sport!

GO RAIDER'S!

Conference Tournament Players

#7 Senior Captain Jacqueline Goudreault
#18 Senior Captain Kasey Huemme
#12 Junior Captain Izzy Parizeau
#2 (SO) Rachel Shone
#4 (FR) Ali Jordan
#8 (FR) Zoe Oasis
#10 (JR) Meghan Hall
#13 (JR) Maria Heines
#15 (SO) Annika linden
#16 (SR) Sarah Tanner
#17 (JR) Alli Fam
#19 (JR) Nell Green
#20 (SO) Graydon Wood
#22 (SO) Claire O'Callaghan
#23 (FR) Leah Balmer
#24 (SO) Sarah Williams
#26 (SO) Caitlin Balmer
#30 (SO) Molly Doyle
#5 (FR) Emily Randall
#6 (SO) Jill West
#21 (FR) Emma White
#25 (FR) Brooke Daly
#28 (SO) Catherine Boland
#29 (FR) Ali Scatchard

Congrats to a great group of student/athletes!

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