News Brief: Girls varsity soccer competes as the last WHS team in playoffs


Credit: Julia Callini

Seniors on the girls varsity soccer team pose on their senior night. The team will face Stoneham this Saturday in the sectional finals. “We want to work our hardest and leave it all out on the field,” junior Maddie Yaffe said.

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The 11th seeded girls varsity soccer team won the Division Three North semifinal against the 18th seed, Pentucket. The girls defeated Pentucket 3-0 with two goals scored by senior captain Kayla Poulsen and one made by junior Tali Wong.

“We’ve done a lot of team bonding off the field to improve our chemistry, and you can see we’re working so much better on the field [than before] and we can see each other’s next move before we do it,” junior Maddie Yaffe said.

The team will face the first seed, Stoneham, in the sectional finals on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Lynn. With Stoneham’s 18-3-0 record, the Wayland girls will have to be prepared for a challenge to increase their 12-4-3 record. If the team wins its upcoming game, it will advance to the state semifinal game against the South Division 3 champion.

“We’re all really hyped up but we know this isn’t going to be an easy game,” Yaffe said. “We’re all really excited. We want to work our hardest and leave it all on the field.”