Field hockey season ends in second round of tournament


Jason Grow

Rachel Alexander dribbles the ball up the field against Peabody

JENNA TAORMINA, Staff Writer, Editor

After a tough loss to Weston on Friday, this year’s field hockey season has come to an end. The tournament game ended with a score of 2-1.

The team started the tournament with a bye, not having to play in the first round. This put Gloucester into the second round of the tournament in which they played Weston, the fifth seeded team. Gloucester was placed as the fourth seeded team.

The first half of the game was played on Weston’s side of the field, barely crossing the Gloucester 30 yard line. Gloucester’s only goal was scored by junior Rachel Alexander.

After the goal, Weston came back to score a goal on a corner play to tie the game. The first half ended with a score of 1-1.

The second half of the game was played mostly on Gloucester’s half of the field where Weston scored the final goal of the game. Despite shots on net, Gloucester was unable to score to keep them in the tournament.

The field hockey team ended regular season play with a record of 11-3-1. In the Northeast Conference, the Fisherman finished in second place only behind Danvers, an undefeated team. This is a huge accomplishment for the team following previous years.

For three years in a row, the team has competed in the state tournament. From being the twelfth seeded team in 2013, to being the eleventh in 2014, to being fourth this year, Gloucester field hockey has grown phenomenally as a team.