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HOLDEN — When the Bromfield girls soccer team edged Sutton 1-0 during the regular season, the feeling persisted the two teams would meet again.

That happened on Sunday in the Central Massachusetts Division 3 finals, and this time Sutton eked out a 1-0 victory.

The game was close throughout with both teams creating offensive chances. Elise Bilodeau, Grace Bilodeau, Maddie Darden and Erica Marksteiner all played with energy in the offensive end for Bromfield, while Megan Sullivan and Larissa Costa created plenty of chances for Sutton. In the end, Costa’s tally at 5:45 of the first half proved to be the difference. Costa took a pass from Sullivan and rolled a short shot past Bromfield goaltender Aly Marteney (nine saves).

“This was a good hard game,” said Bromfield coach Gary Wenger. “I liked the way we moved the ball offensively and created chances, but Sutton scored the crucial early goal and it stood up.”

Bromfield made some nice runs and solid touch passes to the wings in the first half, but Sutton received strong defensive efforts from Christy Rafferty and Emily Luukko to prevent damage.

The Lady Trojans’ best first half opportunity came with 13 minutes left when Darden took a pass from Marksteiner and ripped a hard shot over the cross bar.

Bromfield sweeper Alli Reusch keyed the Lady Trojans’ defensive effort that kept them within striking range.

Sutton goaltender Courtney Roberts (11 saves) earned the shutout and preserved the victory with her best stop of the game with 17 minutes left in the contest. Bromfield’s Alex Muzyka ripped a skidding, 20-yard shot that was grabbed by the Suzies’ netminder.

“Their goaltender was aggressive,” said Wenger. “We played hard and well.”