After a dramatic overtime win against Athol in the first round of the Western Massachusetts tournament, the Mounties entered last Saturday’s game against Sabis with confidence. To Greylock’s dismay, the team suffered a 1-0 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs. The Sabis goal was conceded mid-second half due to confusion between a few Greylock defensemen. After conceding the goal, the Mounties ramped up their attack in an attempt to equalize. Greylock had many chances to knot the game at 1, however, Sabis junior goalkeeper, Sarah Brown, was up to the task recording 9 saves on the night. Brown’s counterpart, Greylock junior goalkeeper, Charlotte Rand, did all she could to protect her net despite the conceded goal.
In senior captain, Lucy Barrett’s eyes the effort was clearly there. “I’m really proud of our team and how hard all of the girls worked. Even though we didn’t win, they never stopped working their hardest.” The Mounties second half push to score was relentless. The Greylock forwards and midfielders were able to rattle off numerous shots from inside the final third of the field. Despite the loss, coach Tom Ostheimer’s squad had a tremendous season. They will now begin to look forward to next year in which they return four key players that will most likely be their senior leaders. Along with next year’s seniors Charlotte Rand, Haley Reinhard, Melissa Swann, and Maggie Rorke, the Mounties class of 2018 will provide lots of firepower considering the large number of girls in that class. In 2015, Greylock girls’ soccer will pursue a Western Massachusetts championship; something these girls desperately covet.