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By Michael Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
Medfield and Medway High School girls soccer, two perennial Division II TVL powers, have engaged in some major tilts over the last several seasons, most notably at Gillette Stadium back in 2016 (3-1 victory for Medway).
After the two teams played to a pair of ties last season, the Warriors (2-3-0) and Mustangs (5-0-0) met at Fisher Field on Monday night with Medfield trying to win their second straight, coming off a 5-0 win at Dedham, all while Medway attempted to win their fifth consecutive game to begin the season.
Following a scoreless first half that featured a series of clutch diving saves from Medfield freshman keeper Izzy Brown, Medway struck first with a goal off of transition to take a 1-0 lead just under six minutes into the second half.
After upping their pressure in the offensive end, the Warriors were able to capitalize thanks to senior captain and midfielder Ainsley Marshall, who fired home a goal off of a rebound of a hit-crossbar by sophomore midfielder Marissa Gorog with a little over 20 minutes to play to even the game back up at one.
A beautiful sneak-away pass led to a fast break for the Mustangs with a little over two minutes to play, and Medway capitalized with a goal into the back left corner of the net to claim a 2-1 lead just before stoppage time. Medfield did everything they could after surrendering the go-ahead goal to try and even the game back up, but the quality scoring chance never came and the Mustangs came out on top with the 2-1 victory.
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