Masuk girls soccer erupts for 5 goals in state playoff win

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Brianna Van Derheyden scored a goal in Masuk's state playoff opening win over Barlow Tuesday.

MONROE, CT — Host Masuk High’s girls soccer team defeated visiting Joel Barlow 5-1 in the Class L State Tournament’s first round on Tuesday. Masuk, the No. 12 seed, had beaten South-West Conference rival Barlow 1-0 in the regular season.

“It was states and we went all out,” Masuk Coach Kate Pellegrino said.

Hannah Dorney had a goal and an assist against Barlow.

Masuk got a three-goal performance from Sam Dube, a goal and an assist from Hannah Dorney, and a goal from Brianna Van Derheyden. Goalkeeper Elissa Campos made five saves.

Masuk advances to the second round for yet another SWC showdown. The Panthers visit No. 5 Brookfield in the second round on Thursday. Brookfield defeated Masuk 1-0 during the season.

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