SHREWSBURY, Mass. — On the bright side, Algonquin High's girls soccer team hasn't allowed a goal in two games, but the offense is in the same boat after its second straight scoreless tie, this time on the road at Shrewsbury.
"That's the thing about soccer — you'll have days like this," said coach Scott Taggart. "We felt like we should have won the game, but we didn't."
Algonquin (9-0-3) had several chances to score, but a diving, one-handed save by Shrewsbury's freshman goalie Stephanie Wilczynski kept the Tomahawks off the board in the first half. Late in the second half, Algonquin was pushing hard for the score but Wilczynski made save after save to keep the game scoreless.
Taggart said it was frustrating to not be able to find the back of the net against Shrewsbury (5-2-3), but that he's confident his team will get back on track. Algonquin also tied Wachusett 0-0 on Tuesday.
"With this particular team they do feel like they want to, and they should win every game," Taggart said.
"Some games you'll score five goals and you shouldn't. I think it all evens out in the end, and the important thing is you just keep working, because eventually they'll go in."
Algonquin 3, Shrewsbury 1: Tyler Morin scored two goals and with Connor Henry added the other as Algonquin (8-1-2) qualified for postseason play.
Justin Morrison scored the lone goal for Shrewsbury (6-6) on an assist from Eric Morgan.