Field hockey: Leavitt squeaks past Maranacook to end regular season

TURNER — The Leavitt box hockey workforce is aware of it is going to want to give a boost to its play within the playoffs.

The Hornets survived the final check of the regular season Wednesday, defeating Maranacook 3-0 on senior day.

“It’s an emotional day for the seniors,” Leavitt trainer Wanda Ward-McLean stated. “Between the parents, grandparents, whoever else is here for them, it’s an emotional time for them. It’s not like football, where you can go out and just smack someone.”

While Leavitt (11-3) celebrated its 10 seniors prior to the sport, it took them some time to get into the sport and end offensive probabilities.

“That’s one thing we need to work on for the playoffs, is finishing things in the circle,” Ward-McLean stated. “Today, we did a lot of standing and watching. We can’t let that happen in the playoffs.”

Jazzlynn Clark, probably the most 10 seniors, stated she is aware of the workforce can play higher.

“I really don’t know what’s going on with us right now,” Clark stated. “We definitely can play better and have played better. There are a few things I think we have to work better, just as a team, and we should be (all) set.”

The Black Bears (2-10-2) managed the play for the primary 8 mins of the primary quarter however couldn’t get a shot past Hornets goalie Lilly Chabot (two saves).

Maranacook has struggled offensively q4.

“Scoring is something we have been working on,” Maranacook junior varsity trainer Kianna Pushard stated.

Pushard was once the performing varsity trainer Wednesday as varsity head trainer Ashley Work couldn’t make the sport due to a piece legal responsibility.

After Maranacook’s first penalty nook, Leavitt flipped the sphere and Cierra Barker discovered Clark on the a ways put up. Clark then tapped the ball in with about 5 mins final within the first quarter.

“It felt really good, and I feel as a team, when we get one goal, it gives us the motivation to keep working for it and not giving up,” Clark stated. “With the support the team provides, it just feels even better (to score).”

The Hornets persisted to put pictures on Black Bears goalie Esme Jamison (9 saves), however she stopped the entire probabilities.

“She’s pretty awesome, that’s for sure,” Pushard stated of Jamison. “She has done really well throughout the season and really has saved us on a lot of occasions.”

Leavitt, which held that 1-0 lead at halftime, ruled ownership within the 3rd quarter and labored the ball into the circle. The Hornets had 4 corners within the quarter, however Maranacook clamped down defensively and cleared the ball out of risk.

“We work a lot on just possessing the ball and making sure we are carrying it out of the circle, instead of hitting and hoping,” Pushard stated. “I think our defense does a good job executing that throughout the entire season.”

Maddie Morin prolonged the Hornets’ lead to 2-0 within the fourth quarter when Ally Langlois despatched the ball into the circle and Morin battled via Black Bears defenders to get a shot off.

Clark jammed house her 2nd function with about 3 mins final within the recreation after Jamison stopped the former two pictures.

“For me, I think about the team and how bad the team wants it, which makes me want it more,” Clark stated. “I feel like if I give up — not necessarily (my teammates) are going to — but maybe if I give up, they are going to give. I try to stick with it.”

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