By John Anderson
There is no tobacco use on the Auburn High School campus, but the girls field hockey team smoked David Prouty on Wednesday afternoon, 8-0, and that was just in the first half. Coach Bethann Cormier allowed the points to build while replacing starters along the way, and the team made no serious attempt to score in the second half.
This was the Rockets’ sixth game of the season and the first at home. Senior Captains Kileigh Hynes and Lindsey Berthiaume lead the squad that includes senior Paige Lefrancois in her first season as varsity goalie. The sophomores are the largest class with 7 playing compared to 5 seniors and 4 juniors.
It took less than 4 minutes for Auburn to score when Sophia Laperle found the net assisted by Molly Cutting. Six minutes later Kileigh Hynes scored with a Colleen Fellows assist. About every 2 minutes the Rockets scored: Molly Lovely assisted by Katelyn Cormier; Allison Woeller assisted by Hynes; and then Erin Creagh and Colleen Fellows with solo shots. With 3-1/2 left, Cormier scored with Hynes assisting, and Hynes finished the first half with a solo score.
In typical Auburn fashion, the defense kept Prouty away from the goal, and the visitors only managed one unsuccessful corner. Auburn is now 4-1-1, and it looks like Quaboag will be the only tough SWCL opponent.
Speaking of smoking, boys soccer beat prouty 8-1 for their first win of the season, and the girls won 9-1 in Spencer as well. Unfortunately, boys golf fell to Prouty 201-171.