Spotlight Story: Bridget Leo and Avery Greco

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Bridget Leo (left) plays holding mid and Avery Greco (right) plays attacking mid. (images via FHS SmugMug)

Norah Anderson, Writer

During the second week of October, Franklin Girls’ Soccer faced an intimidating triple-header: three games against three highly-ranked teams, all to take place within a mere 4 days. However, senior captain Bridget Leo and senior Avery Greco stepped up to help carry the team to three thundering victories against the gritty Newton South, the speedy Stoughton team, and the team’s rivals, King Phillip. Here’s what both of the starting midfielders had to proudly say about the performance:

Q: After our three wins last week, what do you think went well for the team?

Avery: I mean, I think we kind of just played our game. We didn’t stoop to anyone else’s level or anything. 

Q: What factors contributed to such success?

Avery: We connected really well through all three levels of the field, like we know how to do, and played on the ground and just possessed. Our runs down the wings were amazing and we just played the game as a team and really helped each other out by communicating a lot. 

We just kept that intensity up throughout the whole game.”

— Bridget Leo

Q: Specifically, what led us to defeat Newton South who were ranked 4th in the state when we played them?

Bridget: I think we just came out with a lot of intensity right from the opening whistle and we just kept that intensity up throughout the whole game and I think we finished really well when we had our opportunities.

Thanks to the hard work of these two seniors who stabilized the team from the midfield and the hard work of their teammates, the team’s current record lies at 13-3-1. As their last game of the normal season and senior night approach on Thursday, October 27th, the girls hope to snag the title of Hockomock Champions and end the season on a high note to kick them off into playoffs