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HS GIRLS' SOCCER: PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

EMass girls’ soccer: Netting clincher in MVC title run for Central Catholic, Lucy Irwin headlines Players of the Week

Sydney Ball, Marblehead — With three goals, Ball powered the Magicians to a come-from-behind win over Manchester Essex Friday. In a high-scoring game Tuesday, Ball added another tally for the 6-6-1 team in a 7-0 victory over Gloucester.

Addison Cheney, St. John Paul II — With three goals in a 6-1 win over Sturgis West and the tying goal in a 2-1 defeat of Monomoy, Cheney helped preserve the Lions’ nine-game win streak for a 10-2-1 record.

Lucy Irwin, Central Catholic — The sophomore converted a penalty kick, helping secure a 2-0 victory over North Andover, and the programs first Merrimack Valley Conference title since 2017. She also netted three goals in a 5-1 win over Methuen Thursday.

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Emma Pero, Cardinal Spellman — In a 4-2 nonleague win over West Bridgewater, the senior buried all four Cardinas goals, and posted another against Bishop Stang in a 2-1 victory Monday. The nearly-perfect Cardinals are now 10-1.

Sophie Skabeikis, St. Mary’s — Over three unbeaten games, the sophomore was responsible for five of the Spartans’ eight goals, scoring the team’s only tallies in two of the matches.

Liv St. Pierre, Danvers — Netting a tally in Wednesday’s 3-2 comeback win over Marblehead, and posting three goals and one assist in a 4-1 victory Tuesday, the sophomore has helped propel the Falcons to a 10-2-2 record.


Lauren Thomas can be reached at lauren.thomas@globe.com. Follow her @lauren_thomas30.