PLYMOUTH – The ultimate remnants of Hurricane Ian introduced down a using rain that made the whole thing slightly extra sophisticated, however a soggy field and a few soaked cleats weren’t going to prevent the Plymouth North and Plymouth South High field hockey groups from taking part in Tuesday at Romano Field.
Plymouth North broke a scoreless tie with 13:18 left within the sport because of a captain connection when Maeve Campbell arrange Megan Hanna in entrance of the web off a penalty nook for the rating. A 3rd captain, junior goaltender Lily Johnson, did the remainder as she completed along with her fourth shutout in 5 video games within the 1-0 Eagles win.
Plymouth North had the merit right through the run of play within the fit, out-shooting Plymouth South, 7-0, and sporting a large 10-1 merit in nook hits. But climate is the good equalizer.
“The rain and the wet field do change things considerably. Your drives won’t go anywhere near as far they usually do because of the rain and balls that would usually roll off the playing area could stick in a puddle and stay in play, so you have to make sure that you chase down everything,” Plymouth North head trainer Janet Hayes mentioned. “You need to adjust your game to the elements.”
“There’s no real advantage to one team or the other when you are playing on a wet field. Like I tell the kids, it’s raining on both teams. You just have to deal with it,” Plymouth South head trainer Stephanie Finn mentioned. “It’s tougher to get some momentum going in those types of conditions and a wet field will slow the game down a little bit.”
The sport served as a digital midpoint of the season for each groups. Here’s a take a look at how issues have performed out to this point for each groups. Plymouth North was once twenty sixth in the newest Division 2 energy ratings. Plymouth South was once thirty second.
North netting just right effects
Plymouth North’s document is 6-3 with the win, a perfect growth from its 1-2 begin to the season.
“We were 1-2 and then we played really well but lost 4-2 to a good Monomoy Regional team to go to 1-3. That game seemed to spark something in the team and since then we’ve played very well,” Harris mentioned.
How smartly? Since that loss the Eagles have run off 5 wins in a row, beating West Bridgewater, Pembroke, Whitman-Hanson, Duxbury, and now Plymouth South by means of the blended rating of 22-1.
“There’s still a lot of area we need to tighten up, but we are playing better. I’m looking forward to the seeing what the second half of the season brings,” Hayes mentioned.
Campbell has led the way in which with 12 objectives and 6 assists. Freshman Stella Kirkpatrick has are compatible in smartly as a operating spouse for Campbell with seven objectives over the primary 9 video games.
Offense hasn’t but matched South’s protection
Plymouth South had a document of 0-4-5 with video games in opposition to Silver Lake and Marshfield arising. A irritating factor for the Panthers is that they understand how shut they have been to turning a number of of the ones ties into wins.
Since opening the season with a 3-0 loss to Hanover, the Panthers were in each different sport they’ve performed. They’ve given up best 8 objectives this season however have scored simply 4 objectives to this point.
“After that first game, we’ve either tied or lost every game by a goal,” Finn mentioned. “Our goalie, junior Haylee Briggs, has been outstanding this season. She’s right up there with the best goalies in the Patriot League. She’s quick and her lateral movement is outstanding, so she can get to those shots that are coming from right in front of the net.
“Haylee is also an outstanding softball player. She plays second base and shortstop, so that kind of footwork she’s learned there can definitely translate over to field hockey.”
Another title to regulate is sophomore Lauren Anderson, who performs left protection and is rising into her personal as a participant in addition to a pace-setter in this system, consistent with Finn.
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