by Ken Brown
MARSHFIELD – Head coach Seth Wilmott and his Twinfield-Cabot girls’ soccer team ran into a powerhouse Division III buzzsaw in Paine Mountain (Northfield-Williamstown) last week in their season opener and were unable to field a team in their next match versus Craftsbury Academy (CA).
Emma Korrow led a balanced attack with a goal and two assists to power Paine Mountain to a 5-0 road win over the Lady Trojans last Tuesday. Korrow fed Naveda Orton eight minutes into the match to make it 1-0 and would do the same for Autumn DeForge five minutes later for a two goal advantage. Korrow got on the board herself, burying a feed from Becca Dupere early in the second half to make it 3-0 and they would never look back. Olivia Boyd made one stop on the day to earn the shutout for a Paine Mountain team that looks poised to build on a dream 2021 season. They returned 10 starters from that 11-6 team that made it to the Division III Final Four.
“Their team is experienced and disciplined and were really on the same page in this match,” said Wilmott. “It’s never the result you want, but I saw a lot of good stuff that we’ve been working on in practice. We were successful in playing the ball on the ground, connecting on some precision passes, and creating some quality scoring chances. Alice McLane and Aydyn Paige did a good job controlling the middle, Aleacya Moshinskie and Camryn Hoffman did a solid job hiking down the backline, and Ginger Klarich had some quality moments up top,” added Wilmott.
Lack of numbers forced the Lady Trojans to forfeit their match against CA on Friday as Wilmott has been forced to try and plug the holes left by graduation losses and unexpected transfers. He hopes to have a squad that is fully healthy to compete this week, but filling those holes left by senior captain Eva Hebert and leading goal scorer Anni Dunlop, both All-Mountain League First Team selections, could prove to be extremely challenging.
“I think we’ll be okay with the numbers we have moving forward. The girls are continuing to work hard and we are just a couple of pieces away from playing the style we know we can play. I’m looking forward to see where we will be as a team by the middle of the season. We’ll be ready to go this week and the girls are itching to getting back out there and competing,” said Wilmott.
Twinfield-Cabot hosted Blue Mountain on Monday and is scheduled to travel to crosstown rival Danville on Thursday.