Getting a kick start on the upcoming season

Photo by Jim Hague/ The girls’ high school soccer season got a bit of a head start over the weekend, when teams from Nutley, Kearny and Queen of Peace got together for a tourney at Kearny High.

Three local girls’ soccer teams get together in Kearny

By Jim Hague

The scholastic fall sports schedules don’t officially begin for another month, but three local girls’ soccer teams got somewhat of a head start over the weekend, when they converged at Kearny High School to participate in a three-team round robin competition.
The teams from Kearny, Queen of Peace and Nutley participated in the two-day event, all playing each other once and getting two games in.
It wasn’t about winning and losing, but more a way for the teams to get a little sense of what to look for when the season kicks off in a few weeks.
“We have a lot of new girls,” said Queen of Peace head coach Mike Flynn. “We have five freshmen who are coming in. So it’s going to be a building year for us. This gives us a chance to let them play together and see what they can do, before we officially start. I think it’s a great opportunity for us, especially playing a team like Kearny. We’re not going to see a team like that during the regular season. It’s a good day to see what we have.”

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