Schools: Brookline girls soccer on target in shootout win

Tuesday, 07 November 2017, 11:50:28 AM. There is already enough pressure on goaltenders in a penalty-kick shootout.Brookline junior keeper Katherine McElroy was asked to do more than just stop shots when it got to that point yesterday.The all-state goalie not only stonewalled No. 6 Peabody in the shootout, but also put home a goal as the third-seeded Warriors prevailed with a 2-1 victory in penalty kicks at Parsons Field in a Division 1
There is already enough pressure on goaltenders in a penalty-kick shootout. Brookline junior keeper Katherine McElroy was asked to do more than just stop shots when it got to that point yesterday. The all-state goalie not only stonewalled No. 6 Peabody in the shootout, but also put home a goal as the third-seeded Warriors prevailed with a 2-1 victory in penalty kicks at Parsons Field in a Division 1 North quarterfinal. “If the team needs you to do something, you just do it,” said McElroy as Brookline advances to tomorrow’s semifinal against Westford Academy. “At the end of the day, that’s what you need to do for your team. That’s the name of the game and that’s what I did.” After Peabody (12-4-4) missed its first shootout attempt, Samantha Friedman scored to put Brookline (13-2-4) in the driver’s seat. McElroy then made saves on the next two kicks sandwiched around her blast that found the back of the net, before Esther Gilbert drilled a shot for the win. The Warriors thought they had already won the game twice prior to that, though. Just 42 seconds into overtime, Brookline was awarded a penalty shot and Hallie Friedman scored to send the Warriors into a frenzy. But the goal was called back and on the redo, Jordan Muse (10 saves) made a tremendous save to keep the contest going. Then near the end of the second half of overtime, a goal from Gilbert was overturned due to goalie interference. Aja Alimonte gave the Tanners a 1-0 first-half lead when she tucked her corner kick...Read more
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