SCHEDULE: BOLTON GIRLS
Sept. 10 Greenwich Central Away 10:00 a.m.
Sept. 13 Hadley-Luzerne Home 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 15 Salem Central Home 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 20 Fort Ann Central Away 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 22 Lake George Away 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 24 Poultney Vt. Away 10:00 a.m.
Sept. 27 Whitehall Central Home 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 29 Hadley-Luzerne Away 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 4 Salem Central Away 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 6 Fort Ann Central Home 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 8 Old Forge tourney Away 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 9 Old Forge tourney Away TBA
Oct. 13 Lake George Home 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 15 Waterfrd-Halfmoon Waterfrd 10:00 a.m.
Oct. 18 Whitehall Central Away 4:15 p.m.
2011 is a year of change for the Bolton Central Girls Soccer team, which has built a winning tradition that last year featured an 8-4 regular-season record followed by a campaign to the Section II semifinal game.
Pat Morency said for the 2011 squad to live up to the local legacy, they have their work cut out for them.
“We lost a lot of senior leadership to graduation,” he said. “We’re young for 2011, but we have a pretty talented bunch.”
Morency said he is counting on Marisa Parrotta, a captain and one of the seniors, to provide leadership that propels the team to success.
“I’m expecting her to step up and demonstrate passion and fire in her game, scoring some of the important goals we need to score this year,” he said.
The 2011 team’s core strength is defense, and it’s anchored by four-year starting goalkeeper Rosie Denne, whose experience is predicted to dampen opponents’ scoring efforts.
Two standout defensive players, Sophomore Kim Wright and Junior Sydney LaPan, are returning to the lineup too.
“They’re solid players, and I expect a lot out of them,” Morency said.
Top that off with the team’s not-so-secret weapon, Freshman Olivia Seamans, and the team has bright prospects. In 2010, Olivia — as an 8th grader — was named a Section II Class D All-Star.
Morency said that in addition to teaching defensive principles, he’s working on instilling in his players an attacking style of one-on-one play, taking their opportunities to strike decisively when opportunities arise.
“We’re expecting more people to step up and score goals this year,” he said.