Girls Soccer: Lowell shuts out Lincoln to remain undefeated in AAA

Lowell's Hannah Matranga moves the ball up the field against Lincoln on April 13 at Lincoln High School. (Photo by Ryan Yu)

By Josh Levine

Behind two goals from forward Alejandra Sanchez, Lowell High School remained undefeated in AAA play with a 5-0 win over Lincoln High School on Tuesday.

Sanchez’s goals both came in the second half, in the 55th and 71st minutes

“[Assistant Coach Marcos Estebez] works very hard with these girls,” said Lowell Head Coach Ernst Feibusch. “He did a great job coaching them and preparing them for today.”

Lowell's Hannah Matranga moves the ball up the field against Lincoln on Tuesday at Lincoln High School. (Photo by Ryan Yu)

Both teams came into the game undefeated in AAA play and each team sits atop their respective divisions.

The Mustangs did not have a shot on goal in the first half and had only one in the second half.

“They put numbers in the attack,” said Lincoln Head Coach David McPherson. “They brought up all their players and we couldn’t handle the pressure. As a coach who prides myself on defense, I wasn’t happy today.”

Feibusch felt that today was a big statement game for the Cardinals.

“A game like today sends out the message to other teams that we are here. We aren’t backing down,” Feibusch said. “They are scared of us, and all they want to do is beat Lowell.”

Hannah Matranga scored the first goal for the Cardinals in the 19th minute.

The Cardinals were without Alissa Goldberg and Rachel Baskin, both seniors. Estebez decided to let some of his underclassmen play, something he said that he feels is very important.

“Starting the girls gives them a good chance to contribute to the team,” said Estebez. “They need to learn the system, and I want them to be out there playing. Plus, I am a proud Lowell parent myself. There is nothing more than warms your heart than to see your kid out there.”

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