WALTHAM – The West Region girls soccer team captured the gold medal at the Bay State Games
on July 20, topping the Central team 2-1.
The West team came from behind in the second half to tie the score on a goal from Lauren Aldrich. Isabetlla Eduardo of Chicopee High School then potted the game winner with a minute left in double overtime on a break away. The Duseau sisters, Brianna and Rebekah, anchored the defense splitting playing time at goalkeeper in the finals.
The West team came out of the round robin games at 2-1-2, as the second seed. They came from behind in the final two games to gain the results needed to reach the gold medal game for the sixth year in a row.
Players include: Sara Rooke (Springfield, Cathedral High School
), Sarah Carron (Feeding Hills, Agawam High School), Brianna Duseau (Conway, Northfield Mount Hermon School
), Nicole Cronin (Hampden, Wilbraham & Monson Academy
), Eduardo (Springfield, Chicopee High School
), Erin McDermott (Westfield, Westfield High School
), Bryanna Murphy (Monson, Monson High School
), Tamara Nicholson (Agawam, Chicopee High School
), Danielle Easton (Southwick, Holyoke Catholic High School
), Megan McGuill (Monson, Monson High School
), Aldrich (Southampton, Hampshire Regional High School
), Hope MacDonald (Westhampton, Hampshire Regional High School
), Kylie Casey (East Longmeadow, East Longmeadow High School
), Lindsay Stefano (Westfield, Westfield High School
), Molly Cleveland (Athol, Athol High School
), Karly Diltz (Westfield, Westfield High School
) Kara Felton (South Deerfield, Frontier Regional High School
), Rebekah Duseau (Conway, Northfield Mount Hermon School
), Katie Cronin (Feeding Hills, Wilbraham & Monson Academy
), Ariana Sheehan (Granby, Granby High School