A chance to get back to .500 for the season went by the wayside for the Mashpee High School girls’ soccer team as they were bested at home in a match-up against visiting Hull on Tuesday, October 8. A high-scoring second half was the difference as the Pirates took advantage of bounces that went their way in a 4-2 win over the Falcons.
Five goals were scored in the second half in total, with Hull netting three of them after scoring the only one in the first half. Hull’s four goals were netted by four different players.
Mia Froio put the visitors ahead by a 2-0 score in the 42nd minute, but Mashpee fired right back to make it a 2-1 game in the 44th minute on a gorgeous corner kick off the foot of Emily Theodore. The ball was bent from the corner flag right into the net to make it a one-goal game.
Hull answered in the 51st minute to once again lead by a pair. Christina Murphy put in a rebound from in close to regain the extra cushion for the visitors.
MHS would not go quietly, though, and again answered in short order. Anna O’Neill worked to get to a loose ball in front off an initial bid by Emma Holmes in the 52nd minute.
Coach Julienne McCuish said that her team had chances to make it a 3-3 game, but were unable to make the play that they needed. Hull put the contest out of reach in the 68th minute with its fourth of the day, a strike from Lauren Anostos that made it 4-2.