PA girls’ soccer takes aim at D-II title


PA’s girls soccer team will take on Pelham tomorrow night for the D-II championship.

Ashley Hoxie and Sage Fonda, Staff

PA’s varsity girls’ soccer team will head to Stellos Stadium in Nashua on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:15 p.m. to play Pelham High School for the Division II state championship. 

On Nov. 1, The Spartans defeated Bow High School in the semifinals 2-1, sending them to the championship showdown with the Pelham Pythons, who beat Hollis-Brookline in their semi-finals game. 

“Tomorrow’s game is what all of our hard work and teamwork has come down to and we are ready to take down Pelham,” said senior co-captain Ryley LeBlanc. “We are back for the second year in a row and ready to take what is ours. We are pumped and are going to put in the hard work needed.“

After a heartbreaking and controversial defeat in the championship game last season to Bow High School, the girls’ soccer team will play with an added sense of urgency.

“Last year’s ‘loss’ hurt,” said LeBlanc. “But the returning players were ready to put in the work to get back to where we were and make it as far as we have.” 

Beating Bow, however, helped set the tone for tomorrow night.

“We plan on keeping the same mindset from Tuesday going into our championship game tomorrow,” said senior Grace Simmons. “We’re preparing by motivating each other and working hard at practice.”

If victorious, it will be PA’s first title in varsity girls’ soccer.  

“The new girls stepped up and have had so much impact on our incredible season,” said  LeBlanc.  “We have put in so much work, dedication, and team bonding into creating the chemistry we have this year.”

The game will be a “blackout” where PA fans attending the game are asked to dress in all black. Admission will be $5 for students and senior citizens, and $7 for adults. Tickets can be purchased through the NHIAA website or at the gate. 

Fans are asked to dress in all black for tomorrow night’s game.