Granby Memorial High School defeated Berlin High School 3-0 on Saturday Nov. 18 to capture the CIAC Class M Girls Soccer Championship. Led by Tournament Finals MVP Samantha St. Pierre’s two goals, the Bears captured their first title since back to back victories in 2000 and 2001.
St. Pierre broke a scoreless game with 26 seconds left in the first half. She brought down a pass from Junior midfielder Lucy Jacobs, weaved through a couple defenders and put one past the Berlin goalkeeper. Sophomore Maria Nolan added the first insurance goal with 24:35 left to play in regulation. Her shot from the left 18 hit the right goal post and ricocheted into the back of the net. St. Pierre added the final goal with 7:22 remaining to seal the deal. The Bears defense was anchored by seniors Mackenzie Stahl and Madeline Attianese. Goalkeeper Felicia Fauteux made several spectacular saves to earn the shutout for Granby.