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Three games to watch in BPS girls' soccer this week

Posted by Justin Rice  September 9, 2013 03:40 PM

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Snowden vs. Brighton at Portsmouth, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday

This is the first league game of the season and sparks should fly as both teams look to dramatically improve on their performances from last year.

While Brighton went 6-6-2 only a season after a trip to the city championships, Snowden netted only one victory last year and is looking for marked improvement this fall.

Latin Academy vs. New Mission at Reservation Field, 3:30 p.m. Thursday

This is a matchup between the teams with the second- and third-best records in the league last year.

New Mission went 13-3-1 in its first season merged with Boston Community Leadership Academy. Now that they have one full season under their belts together, the two schools are much more synchronized.

Latin Academy is always a force to reckon with and is looking to improve on its record of 12-5-2 last year. The Dragons lost only one league game last year, so they will not take kindly to starting the season with a loss at New Mission.

Charlestown vs. Dorchester at Roberts Field, 3:30 p.m. Friday

This game will mark the first official varsity game to be played in any sport on the refurbished Roberts Field, which sits in front of Dorchester High.

The $2.8 million renovation project includes a new scoreboard and stadium lights and will also allow the football team to play home games for the first time in school history. (Dorchester previously played home games at White Stadium.)

So the atmosphere should be electric for the Bears.

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public School athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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