Key players: Bow – Amanda Marshall (goal, assist), Lauren Goyette (goal), Bridgette Ehrenberg (shutout)
Highlights/key moments: Marshall tracked down a loose ball in the penalty area and fired a shot into the back of the net 3:46 into the match to give the Falcons an early lead. The Generals had an opportunity to tie the game, but Ehrenberg tipped a strike off a direct free kick over the crossbar. Marshall sent a through ball to Goyette, who calmly beat two Stark defenders before scoring an insurance tally with 4:36 left in the match. The Generals made runs down thefield, but the Falcons’ defense shut them down, securing Bow’s trip to the semifinals. The Falcons will play No. 4 Hanover at Bill Ball Stadium in Exeter on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Coaches quotes: “The girls executed what we wanted to do beautifully today. They played with heart, desire, passion and remain composed throughout the game. They played as one. Everyone who stepped onto the field did their job.” – Bow’s Jay Vogt
“The score doesn’t reflect the heart and soul of the team and how close the game was. Good luck to Bow.” – John Stark’s Chris Pike