Austin Prep slips past Ursuline, 2-0, in Div. 4 girls’ soccer EMass championship

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QUINCY — It was only a matter of time.

After controlling the possession and outshooting Ursuline in a strong second-half effort, Austin Prep finally broke through in the 63d minute when senior defender Jaclyn Paul tucked home a loose ball off a corner kick.

Paul’s goal broke a 0-0 stalemate and gave way to the Cougars’ 2-0 win in the Division 4 girls’ soccer EMass championship at Veterans Stadium.

“I could tell in the end we were going to score,” Paul said. “The ball came across and I just saw it and poked it.”

Austin Prep (18-1-3) advanced to the state final against Sutton on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Foley Stadium in Worcester.

Sophomore Meghan Braciska added an insurance goal in the 75th minute.

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