Girls soccer crushes Salem in home opener


Abby Stauffer

Girls varsity soccer team celebrates after big win against Salem


GHS girls soccer started the season off with a bang, during their home opener on Wednesday. The team showed off their skills with an impressive performance, leading to a 7-1 win over the Salem Witches. 

Gloucester dominated the play, but Salem managed to get the first goal by running the ball into the net. This didn’t slow down the Fishermen as they were quick to return the play. Sophomore Tayia Mano used her speed and skills to trip up the Witches’s defense, and finished the run by crossing the ball to sophomore Ava Paone for the goal. After this the Fishermen were unstoppable. 

To finish the half, junior Abby Stauffer,  carried the ball through the defense, then passed to sophomore Skye Ciolino, who sent it back to Stauffer for the goal. Then, senior Sophia Picano crossed the ball to Mano, making the game 3-1 at the end of the half. 

In the second half, the team came out kicking, scoring four goals in the first minutes. Stauffer scored her second goal of the night from a pass by Paone. Three minutes later Picano sent the ball to the back of the net. Followed by a goal one minute later by senior Kyia Karvelas and just two minutes after Mano wrapped up the game with one more goal. 

The rest of the game the team continued to dominate the play. Showing off their speed, skills, shots, and teamwork. This team showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with this season. 

The Fishermen will be back on the attack, tonight in Saugus, at 5:00 p.m.