In winning six of its first seven games (and tying the other), the Thayer Academy girls have controlled play for long stretches, scoring 15 goals of their own while only conceding three.
But in some games the Tigers have had to get creative.
With a 1-0 halftime lead at Tabor on Saturday, they moved their leading scorer, junior midfielder Riley Roycroft, to outside back in an effort to protect that lead.
It didn’t work, with Tabor earning and then converting a penalty to tie the game. So, with under 15 minutes to play, Roycroft was shifted back to the attack. And she was the player who one-timed a service from Emily Pimentel (Sacred Heart) into the net for the game-winner.