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GHS field hockey evens out their record with easy win

Lauren Riley-Gove
(From Left: Mia Wheeler, Olivia Madruga, Emma Carrapichosa, Lexi Carollo, Charlize Henriquez, Jordan Palk, Talia Harrington, Sophia Trefry, Ashlyn Orlando, Eliana Parsons, Abby Lowthers, Anna Hafey, Lily Pregent, Ella Costa, Ari Scola) The GHS Field Hockey team during the Top Notch Tournament in August.

The Gloucester Field Hockey team bounced back from their Tuesday upset versus Swampscott with an easy win over Saugus. 

An offensive corner within the first two minutes of the game went the Fisherman’s way, with Lily Pregent scoring with a pass from Captain Ari Scola. Only three minutes afterward, Lily scored again off a pass from Captain Abby Lowthers. Bella Goulart scored with nine minutes left in the first quarter, with Joie Cody inserting a perfect ball for the corner.

Gloucester got a green card for an alleged delay of the game. Despite this, Anna Cinelli and Captain Ella Costa were beasts in the circle. Both girls were dominating  with good passes, dribbling, and ball control. Cinelli made a good save on a ball going out of bounds.

The Varsity team, leading by 3, put in some of their younger girls to play during the second quarter. Elliana Parsons had a good breakaway and brought the ball up the field and into the other circle. Goalie Keagan Jewell made a spectacular diving save to prevent Saugus from scoring. She stayed dominant from  below and made the Saugus defense fight for the ball. With a little under three minutes left in the second quarter, Costa scored a goal. Leading up to the goal, Abby Lowthers and Costa were executing killer passes down the turf. To top off the first half, Cinelli scored with an assist from Lowthers. 

Cinelli scored in the eleventh minute of the third quarter after Lily sent a hard ball to her. Three minutes later, Gloucester scored again when Abby got control of a pass from Lily. Up by 7, coaches Lauren Riley-Gove and Don Riley opted to put more of their younger roster into play. Freshman Olivia Madruga had many good blocks and passes throughout her time playing. Talia Harrington dominated the field with amazing dribbling technique and offensive play. Ashlyn Orlando, Ivana Ferrara, and Katy Aaron did an amazing job on defense, keeping the ball on Saugus’ side of the field. Emma Carrapichosa, Isla Black, and Maddie Jewell also played a good game in their positions, utilizing previously learned skills like Indian Dribbling and backhands. 

Scola had a good swung drive that went over 10 yards in the fourth quarter. Costa made a smart play to confuse the Saugus offense by throwing the ball over to Keagan Jewell and having her make a spectacular kick up the field. Cody made aggressive blocks and hits all around the circle and field. Skye Berry had a good breakaway up the field. Cinelli scored Gloucester’s last goal of the night towards the end of the game. Keagan made more diving saves to finish the game off. No matter on her feet or on all fours, Keagan knows how to dominate and protect the net at all costs. She got credited with the shutout for the game. She is attempting to beat the all-time record of shutouts in Gloucester Field Hockey history after tying it last year. 

“We kicked butt,” Head Coach Lauren Riley-Gove said after the game. The team’s next game is Tuesday against Masconomet High in Masco at 4:30 P.M., a team they easily beat this year in the Top Notch Tournament.

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ALEENA BROWN, Sports Writer
Aleena Brown is a freshman at GHS and a first-year sports writer for the Gillnetter. She is the starting JV goalie for GHS Field Hockey, along with the catcher and 3rd baseman for the Gloucester High School softball team. She enjoys drawing, writing, reading, video editing, and photography. When she’s not explaining another hockey romance book no one cares about, she spends her time photographic sporting events.  You can contact her with story ideas at  [email protected]  

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