Back row: McKinley Smith, Meg Johnston, Emily Patten (behind Meg), Team Captains Rachael Keon and Becca McLaughlin, Lexi Knapton (wearing green and black headband), Kaitlyn Brown, Quianna Willard, Autumn Nelson, Gillian McGirr (in front of Autumn), Campbell Johnson (#19), and Jalen Beliveau
Front Row: Sarah Nikias, Hannah Marquis (#20), Ashley Beaulieu, Ali L’Heureux, Olivia Sohl (#8), Ali McKean, Hannah Bishop (behind Ali) , Mckenzie Nase, and Emma DePaula. Missing from photo: Sarah Clark
Team captains Becca McLaughlin and Rachael Keon led the girls JV soccer team to a second annual tournament win on Saturday, October 24. The team played back to back games for two and a half hours and won against Hopkinton, Belnap, Monadnock, and Pembroke to secure a place in the playoffs. They went into the finals with no break, facing a rested Kearsarge.
By half time, John Stark was 1-0 down. Campbell Johnson equalized in the second half. The game continued into overtime and then double overtime, forcing a penalty shootout. Ali L'Heureux saved two shots, keeping Stark in the game, and with one more penalty to go, the
score was 3-3. Becca McLaughlin took the final shot, securing the win for John Stark.
The John Stark Girls JV Team finished their regular season with 13 wins, 2 ties, and one loss. Sixteen different players scored 73 goals throughout the season
“It was a fantastic season for girls' soccer,” said JV Coach Chris Pike.