Wilmington tops Concord-Carlisle on penalty kicks

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LYNN — Top-ranked Wilmington and sixth-seeded Concord-Carlisle battled it out in the Division 2 South girls’ soccer final at Manning Field on Monday. Wilmington won, 2-1, but it took 100 minutes of soccer and 14 penalty shots before a champion was crowned.

In penalty kicks, both Concord-Carlisle and Wilmington (19-2-1) missed their first attempts.

The next four shooters on both teams hit their marks, making it 4-4 after the mandatory five rounds. After that came sudden death.

Concord-Carlisle’s Kellie Souza and Wilmington’s Angela DeBruzzi made saves on the next two attempts. After a Patriots shot missed her shot over the net, Wilmington had a chance to win it all. Sophomore Devyn Malatesta buried her shot with ease and gave Wilmington the victory.

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