By Emily Brennan
The Mystic Valley girls’ soccer team took down Winthrop by a score of 5-4 on Monday afternoon. In a 4-4 game, Reilly Hickey scored the clutch 50th minute game-winner to secure a victory for the Eagles. Hickey ripped home a goal from the top right corner of the box after she created separation from her defender with some fancy footwork.
Evie Reynolds netted Maroon and Gold’s first tally of the day off an assist from Lucia Antonucci to open the scoring in the eighth minute. Mystic Valley controlled the pace of play in the remainder of the first half, scoring three more goals while conceding two. Reynolds had one more goal and Hickey had two goals, which were both assisted by Antonucci. The second half was tougher for the Eagles, as Winthrop increased the pressure by throwing more numbers into their attacking third, resulting in a back-and-forth flow to the game, with Winthrop scoring twice and Mystic Valley scoring on one final occasion, again by Hickey.
In goal, Emily DeLeire was solid once again, as she saved four Winthrop shots on the afternoon.
After the win, the Eagles improved to 6-3-1 in the season. Mystic Valley hosts Innovation Academy on Thursday for a 4:15 p.m. contest.
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