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Medfield girls soccer rolls by Millis

Kate Olenik (pictured) looks up field on a break.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Entering off a hard 1-0 loss to Norton on October 7, Medfield High School girls varsity soccer welcomed in TVL rival Millis on Tuesday night looking to rebound.

Medfield got to work early. A little over 10 minutes in, senior captain Maya Hilvert fed a cross to fellow senior captain Morgan Reilly to the left of the cage. Reilly stepped in and floated home a perfect shot high up over the reach of the Millis goalie and into the back of the net to make it 1-0 Warriors with 29:45 to play in the half.

During stoppage time, senior Kaitlyn Barton nearly doubled Medfield's lead to 2-0 after putting on a perfect reverse move and hammering a right-legged boot off the far-right post from about 30 yards away. The rebound bounced out of bounds and Medfield maintained their 1-0 edge at halftime.

Medfield opened the second half with relentless pressure in the Millis end. A little over seven minutes in, the Warriors were rewarded for their hard work. With 33:50 to play, Hilvert fed a cross to Barton, who stung the ball out of the air into the back of the net from about 25 yards away to make it 2-0. A little over eight minutes later, sophomore Kelly Blake gave the Warriors some more insurance by hammering a left-legged shot from distance into the top-right corner of the net to make it 3-0.

Still 3-0 with 16:32 remaining, Isabella Gangemi broke in down the left alley and cranked home a perfect shot up high to make it a 4-0 lead, sealing the four-goal win for the Warriors.

Medfield will look to keep the momentum rolling when the Warriors travel to face rival Westwood on October 21 in a game that could decide the TVL Large title.

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