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Claire MacKay prepares to make a play on the ball during Nantucket’s 3-0 loss to Chicopee Saturday. Sports Photo Galleries
By Dean Geddes
I&M Staff Writer
(Oct. 4, 2012) After a pair of decisive victories last week, the girls varsity soccer team fell to a strong Chicopee team Saturday at home. Although Nantucket lost 3-0, it was an important learning experience for the team. With the Whalers dominating conference play, they need competition against tougher opponents, head coach Jorge Rojas said.
“I’m very happy with the performance,” he said. “Day by day we are showing ourselves that we can play at the next level against Div. 1 or Div. 2. teams. It was a good test. We made three mistakes and paid for them and that’s how it goes in soccer.”
The Whalers (5-3 overall, 5-0 Cape & Islands League) were scheduled to face league foe Pope John Paul II yesterday at home, too late for this edition of sports. On Monday they travel to Barnstable to take on the Red Raiders, who beat the Whalers 4-1 earlier in the season.
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