Bromfield's girls' soccer team continued their winning ways when they took to the pitch Monday afternoon, taming the Wildcats by a score of 6-0.
Monday's game saw many different combinations of Trojans get playing time. Coach Gary Wenger was able to use his reserves quite often in their rout of Gardner, who had just one win coming into the match.
"We played a lot of players. I thought they (Bromfield) worked on keeping possession, and trying some new formations," said Wenger. "We had a few nice passing plays that gave us some nice strikes on goal."
Bromfield did a tremendous job controlling possession throughout the game. The Trojans would break through just six minutes into the first half. Freshman forward Sophia Turchetta struck a well-timed cross into the 18-yard box by Rylee Osgood to give the Trojans the early 1-0 advantage.
As the old saying goes in soccer, once you score one, the net just seems to get wider. Well, Bromfield can attest to that, as they sounded off six unanswered goals.
The Wildcats played pretty strong defense for the next 19 minutes. Kara Kennedy was able to gather a loose ball in front of a congested net and score, giving Bromfield a 2-0 lead with 15 minutes left in the first half.
Bromfield would go to the halftime intermission with a two-goal lead. A different lineup was in for the Trojans during the second half. Osgood and a lot of the starters were left on the bench to begin the final 40 minutes. Junior
Foster chipped in her second assist of the match when she set up senior midfielder Clara Wang on a nifty header that clanged off the top of the crossbar and down on the goal line. That goal extended their lead to 4-0 with 17:48 left to go.
Wang would score another one with 8:15 left to go in the match, when Osgood set her up nicely, to propel the Trojans' lead to 5-0. Junior midfielder Jackie Planchett would chip in another goal with less than three minutes remaining to complete the 6-0 shutout. With the win, Bromfield moves to 6-2-3, while the Wildcats fall to 1-7-2 overall.
Bromfield played another league game with Lunenburg Wednesday, the score of which can be found in the summary portion of the sports section. The Trojans welcome non-league foe Sutton to Harvard tonight for what promises to be a hard-fought matchup. The Sammies come into the match with a 10-2-1 overall mark, and 5-2-1 in the Dual-Valley Conference. Away from home, the Sammies possess a league best record of 6-1.
"Sutton is not a league game but certainly is somebody who is always tough," said Wenger. "At this point of the season, every game is a tune-up for the postseason."