GLOUCESTER — The Gloucester girls soccer team has almost dug itself out of an early season hole.
It took the Fishermen five games to pick up their first win of the season, but ever since they got into the win column they have been rolling.
With Wednesday’s 4-1 win over Lynn English at Magnolia Woods, Gloucester has almost gotten back to the all important .500 mark as its record stands at 4-5-1 with six games to go. Gloucester needs seven points in its final six games to qualify for the state tournament for the fourth year in a row.
According to head coach Alex White, the team hasn’t changed much in terms of style of play over the last five games, the players have just started to click.
“I felt at the beginning of the year we were working hard but nothing was really falling into place,” White said. “We had to get used to playing with a lot of new players in the lineup. There were a lot of holes to fill and we have been able to fill them, it just took a little time to put it together. Now we are starting to work together much better and we are improving every game.”
Gloucester’s improvements were on full display Wednesday as the team was firing on all cylinders dominating Lynn English in every facet of the game.
Offensively Gloucester put relentless pressure on the Lynn English goal thanks to beautiful passing and some nice individual drives to the net.
The Fishermen only scored one goal in the first half on a shot from Tess Benson off a corner kick from Kali Cook in the 27th minute. Gloucester, however, had several other close calls and Lynn English had to feel lucky to be trailing by just a goal.
Lynn English tied the score early in the second half but Gloucester kept plugging away, and unlike the first half it buried its scoring chances.