Durfee Soccer Off to a Good Start

Brenna Riley '12
September 29, 2011

On Tuesday, September 27, the Durfee girls varsity soccer team (3-3) faced the Somerset-Berkley Raiders (2-3) at home. After a close game the Hilltoppers managed to pull off a win with a final score of 2-0.
Both teams came out strong at the start of the game, each hoping to defeat their opponent and grab their third win of the season. The Hilltoppers had several changes to their starting lineup, with freshman foward Brianna Camara starting in place of injured sophomore, Gaelen Riley. However, Camara came up big for the Toppers, scoring the first goal of the game with less than five minutes left in the first half. The goal was scored off a rebounded shot taken by junior, Bailey Brooks.
As the second half began, the Raiders started taking control of the game, holding possession for much of the second half. Durfee's defense managed to stay strong with sophomore, Tori Borges, and senior tri-captain, Rachael Camara, keeping things together in the center.
"It was a nerve wracking moment, with so many corners in a row. But the defense did a great job clearing it out and Katie really stepped up," said Brooks.
With only twenty minutes left in the game, Brianna Camara scored the insurance goal Durfee needed, receiving the assist from senior tri-captain, Jessica Medeiros. The game continued to stay physical, but Somerset-Berkley could not manage to come back from the two goal deficit.
Durfee goalie senior, Katie Costa, ended the game with thirteen saves.
"I feel great about the game, we needed the win. It definitely built moral for the team. I liked that when we changed things up it worked for us," said coach Gina Calenda.
The win evened the Toppers record as they prepare to head to New Bedford on Thursday, September 29.