Rockets 1-0 Over Shrewsbury
By John Anderson
In the toughest match of the season so far, the field hockey team pulled off a 1-0 victory over previously undefeated Shrewsbury. The Colonials kept the ball near the Auburn net for some uncomfortable minutes at the beginning of the match, but they failed to get quality shots. Keeper Abby Lucas made only 3 saves despite the intense pressure, and she certainly had to be grateful for the Rocket defense in front of her. This was Abby’s 13th shutout this season.
Team Co-Manager Kellie Guittarr summed the game up nicely, “Both teams entered the game with an undefeated record and a determination to keep that record going. With a score of 0-0 at the half, it was clear that this game was not only going to be a challenging one, but a great one. With 12:17 left in the game, Lyndsey Gabralien, number 15 for the Rockets, made the game winning goal with an assist from Jamie McNamara.”
The Colonials (12-1) played an excellent game, especially on defense. Two defenders covered Jamie McNamara most of the time, and she was uncharacteristically held scoreless. The Rockets’ signature passing was also interrupted frequently. There were many crowded situations at the Colonials’ goal, but only once did the ball cross the line.
Monday night was also senior night for the field hockey team and eight were recognized. Proud parents embraced their daughters and posed for the paparazzi. These shoes will be tough to fill next season.
The Rockets (15-0) are on the road for their last three games of the regular season. All are against D1 schools beginning with Shepherd Hill on Friday at 3:30PM. Wachusett and Tantasqua are next week. The Auburn Mass Daily is so looking forward to the playoffs.