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Staples Girls Soccer Declaws Bears

The Staples girls' soccer team returned home Monday after a long road trip, ready for the final games of the season. Staples' offense could do no wrong as it piled up a whopping 20 shots on goal, leveling Norwalk, 7-2. Five different Wreckers scored against a Norwalk defense that could not come up with any answers.

"It's good to be home, and I think it's going to be a straight shot of wins from here on out," junior Abbey Lake said. "We really moved the ball well out there. Our goal is for everyone to touch the ball, make shots, and score. We definitely work together as a team on the field."

Staples poured it on early and often with four of its goals in the first 15 minutes. Turner Block, Joclyn Katz and Abby Fagan each scored to puncture any momentum Norwalk might have had. Lake and Nicki Brill each had two goals to round out the Staples scoring.

Brill got the style points for her goals, the first coming on the second rebound off a corner kick. Her second was a beautiful, bending shot from more than 20 yards out to put the game further out of reach. Norwalk's only serious threat was from Lindsay Macri, who provided both of the Bears goals.

"It's nice that we can have players come off the bench and contribute just as much as the starters," Brill said. "We have big games coming up, and our goal is still to go as far as we can go in FCIAC's and in states."

Staples has won three in a row and is 6-1-3 on the year, good for fifth place in the FCIAC .

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