Hanover Girls’ Varsity Soccer hasn’t had its best season this year. Too many losses and not enough scoring. Despite being very competitive and talented, their efforts haven’t shown in the win and loss column. Earlier in the season, despite being winless at the time, the team was featured “on the bubble” in a local power 6 rankings. Those rankings were a true testament to the challenge they were presenting other teams. At this very moment, they stand at a record of 2 wins, 8 losses and 3 ties.
However, as the season winds down, the Indians made a huge statement with a 1-0 win over Duxbury. The Dragons, annually one the top programs on the South Shore, were defeated at home by a goal made by Sarah Miller. It marks the first time in at least the last 35 years, if not ever, that the Hanover Girls Soccer beat Duxbury. That win confirmed the fact that this team has the ability to repeat last year’s run in the tournament.
The team has clinched a tournament berth in D3 South and, after being hardened by a season of bigger, talented Patriot League schools, hopes to make a deep run. Not many teams have the ability to beat Duxbury and that win established that Hanover, who will be a low seed, will be a dangerous threat. Last year, despite a poor record and losing their starting goalie, Hanover pulled off a couple of upset wins and made the D3 South final four. They ended up losing a tight game to Cardinal Spellman but drew a huge crowd all the way down at Bridgewater-Raynham High School.
The team is also one of the most diverse teams at HHS, having 3 freshmen, 7 sophomores, 7 juniors and 5 seniors. The tribe has a couple of games left before tournament and you won’t want to miss them.