The Bourne High School girls’ soccer team hung around with Seekonk for as long as they could on Wednesday, September 22, but in the end they were unable to match the Warriors.

SHS jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first minute of play, but Bourne fought right back and made interesting. Goals from Brooke Lunedei, who was set up by Sydney Fitzpatrick, and Zoe Ridl, who fired from 20 yards away, allowed Bourne to draw even in the first half at 2-2. Seekonk got a big momentum-shifter in the 39th minute, though, to carry the lead into the half.

Two quick goals from Seekonk in the early stages of the second half put the game out of reach as they built a 5-2 lead. Ella Griffin scored for Bourne after that to get her team back to within two goals, but the Warriors were too much.

BHS goalie Emma Bourgault had her hands full all game long. She faced numerous rushes and made 16 saves in the game. Freshman Claire Koosa and Paige Meda had strong outings at outside back for the Lady Canalmen.

Earlier in the week, the Bourne High School girls’ soccer team allowed too many rushes up the field on September 20 and it resulted in four breakaway goals by Fairhaven in the first 15 minutes of the game as they ran out to a big lead and never looked back in a 6-2 win over BHS.

Fairhaven added two more goals in the first half to build a 6-0 lead. Things got even worse for BHS when the Lady Canalmen were hit with a red card just a minute into the second half of the game.

Despite being down a player for the final 39 minutes, Bourne fought to the end. Grace Gobeil set up Sydney Fitzpatrick in the 55th minute to put the purple and white on the board. Fitzpatrick bombed a 20-yarder into the back of the goal.

Emma Correira scored from about 22 yards away in the 70th minute to make it 6-2.

Emma Bourgault was very busy in the goal. She faced numerous shots from start to finish, especially in the first half, and made a total of 13 saves in the game.

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