Dartmouth Girls Soccer moves on to semi-finals

Nov 8, 2019

Dartmouth High School’s girls soccer team will be moving on to the semi-final of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament after a hard-won quarter final at Foxborough yesterday afternoon.

The fifth-seeded Dartmouth team beat the fourth seed in the tournament after 75 minutes without a goal on either side. With five minutes left in the game, Dartmouth eventually broke through to score, winning the match 1-0.

They will go on to play in the South division semi-final against Medway (eighth seed) on Monday, November 11 at 2 p.m. at Oliver Ames High School in Easton, MA.

“It’s going really well,” said head coach Scot Boudria about the team’s post-season run. “The girls have improved dramatically and they’re playing really well as a unit. Everyone’s trying to do their job, and obviously they’re succeeding.”

He noted that coaching has been a team effort, with lots of people helping out — including JV coach Jeff Hoyle and former coach Mark Poirier, who still volunteers with the students, among others.

“Everyone brings something to the table,” Boudria said.

The longtime soccer coach — he was the junior varsity coach at Dartmouth High for 24 years before taking the varsity coach position last fall — said that he’s enjoying the experience.

“We’re taking it day by day,” he said, adding “It’s been a pretty special season.”

And Boudria said he’s looking forward to a very competitive game on Monday.

“It was my goal to get to this round, but when you get there you’re never satisfied,” he said. “You always want to go forward.”