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September 2, 2013

Girls soccer capsules

Amesbury

Coach: Cathy Berry (12th year)

Last year’s record: 16-1-2

Key returning players: Amanda Martin, jr., Kelly DiFazio, sr., Madison MacLean, jr., Hayley Bounodono, jr., Hayley Tagliente, jr., Colleen Noonan, so.

Newcomers: Logan Flannagan, so., Kelsey Bounodono, fr.

Strengths: Speed.

Coach’s outlook: “We are rebuilding after losing eight starting seniors so we are still trying to figure out how we fit together. I believe we can be competitive this season and will not give any games away without a fight.”

First game: Sept. 3 at Ipswich, 3:45

Newburyport

Co-coaches: Robb Gonnam (21 years), Kevin Sheridan (9 years)

Last year’s record: 15-3-2

Key returning players: Coach Gonnam says all 19 returning players are key.

Newcomers: Erin Filetti, so., Samantha Lor, so., Kate Bamberger, so., Amelia Kroschwitz, fr.

Strengths: Poise.

Concerns: Injuries.

Coaches’ outlook: “A healthy season of quality play and hopefully go deep into the state tourney.”

First game: Sept. 4 at North Reading, 4:15 p.m.

Pentucket

Coach: Meghan Goldweber (2nd year)

Last year’s record: 2-13-3

Key returning players: Laura Greene, sr., Audrey Moolic, sr., Gianna Rosenau, sr., McKenna Kilian, jr., Madeline Torrisi, jr., Paige Wesolowski, jr., Sarah Wiles, jr., Carolyn Modlish, so.

Newcomers: Madeline Ammon, jr., Kassidy Kennefick, jr., Jaclyn Belanger, so., Brooke Chambers, so., Grace Dore, so., Rebecca Torrisi, so., Ashley Riter, fr., Sterling Seymour, fr., Morgan Zanardi, fr.

Strengths: Balance.

Concerns: Decision-making.

Coach’s outlook: “I am looking forward to seeing the team play together as one.”

First game: Sept. 5 at Saugus, 3:45 p.m.

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