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GROTON — The Groton-Dunstable Grade 5-6 A girls soccer team won the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League championship on Saturday.

Groton defeated the Pepperell Girls Grade 5-6 A team 2-0 in the finals after defeating Leominster in the semi-finals 2-1. The single-elimination, four-team playoff was held at the Cow Pond Brook Field in Groton.

The Groton-Dunstable girls now head off this weekend to the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) held at Progin Park in Lancaster to compete for the Girls Grade 5-6 Division 1 State Championship.

Both G-D and Pepperell will represent Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer at the MTOC.

The Tournament of Champions is the annual state championship for recreational soccer leagues across the state. Each league’s first-place (and some second-place) finishers across the different age groups qualify for the tournament and will play a three-game round robin on Friday and Saturday, June 22-23, with the semifinal and final games being played on Sunday, June 24.

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Pepperell Grade 11-12 team goes undefeated

The Pepperell Grade 11-12 girls soccer team won the Nashoba Cup last weekend to qualify for the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions in Lancaster this upcoming weekend.

Pepperell capped an undefeated season (10-0) by capturing the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer Tournament championship on Sunday with wins over Ayer/Shirley and Oakmont.

Not only did the girls have an undefeated season but also did not allow a single goal all season, shutting out all their opponents.

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