GHS girls soccer remains team to beat

It is said – regardless of the sport – that defense wins championships. This year is no different. After a scoreless tie vs. Tolland, the Tomahawks picked up right where they left off last season, steamrolling the competition during an 11-0 stretch. They have only given up three goals on the season, against East Catholic, South Windsor and Manchester. Other than that, it has been a clean slate thanks in large part to the defense and goalkeeper Ciara Boucher.

“It’s key that Ciara is now a senior. She is kind of experienced as a backup, then starting as a junior. Now she’s a captain,” head coach Joe Finocchiaro said.

The biggest win of the season, by far, was a 2-0 win over Northwest Catholic. A team that hadn’t lost in 48 games, dating back to the Class M semifinals in 2010. In that game, Taylor Walker and Maddy Lamagna scored for Glastonbury.

“It was a really nice matchup for girls high school soccer and putting on a show for the fans. We look at it as another game towards us. Northwest Catholic is a great program,” Finocchiaro said.

Finocchiaro isn’t trying to look ahead to much saying he wants to make sure the team qualifies for the CCC tournament, then look towards the CIAC tournament.

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