Girls soccer kicks off new season 

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Captain Graci O’Toole brings the ball up the field

With Gloucester’s soccer teams being moved from the NEC South division to the NEC North division, the girl’s team will compete against schools they have not seen in years. Big schools such as Beverly, Peabody, Marblehead, and Danvers are on the Fisherman’s schedule twice this year, as they play against each team in their conference home and away.

With a strong senior class and a promising group of upcoming players, the team has been working hard to prepare for competition.

The girls soccer team will be adding sophomore Darcy Muller back into the lineup who was out last year to an ACL injury, but was a strong offensive player scoring eleven goals in her 8th grade year.   “I am excited to be back,” said Muller. “We have a strong connection and if you work hard we can make it to the tournament.” 

Captain Sedona Gillard has confidence in the team, even after the recent loss of their starting goalie.

“This year will be interesting with the recent loss of our goalie, but we have a few girls that have stepped up to fill her shoes,” said Gillard. “We have great new additions to the team, and great returning players, so I think we should be able to pull through and play well.” 

The girls have had a long preseason which should make them better prepared for the tough competition they will face in the NEC North. Today they look to put their training to the test against a tough Marblehead team. 

The season kicks off today, with a 4:00 game at GHS against Marblehead.