Friday, November 27, 2009
Field hockey team worked well together on and off the field
Competing in the high-caliber Dual County League (DCL), the CCHS Girls Varsity Field Hockey Team finished the regular season with an underappreciated record of 5-12-1. What the record doesn’t show is the difficult competition in a league led by such formidable foes as 2008 State Champions, Weston and 2009 State Champions, Acton-Boxborough. In addition, the record does not reflect a number of very close contests, including four one-goal losses. The team scored a total of 18 goals with 11 assists on the season.
The team was led by 13 seniors, including three of nine returning varsity members, Carlisleans McKenzie Dray, Grace McNally and Georgia Guttadauro. Returning goalie Dray had over 100 saves in the season, earning herself a DCL All-Star award. McNally worked very hard on the forward line using her speed and agility to her advantage but was unfortunately one of three players on the team who suffered a season-ending injury. Co-captain, midfielder Guttadauro was the team’s leading scorer with five goals and three assists. Fellow Carlisleans, junior Makayla Barton and sophomore Caroline Guild supported Guttadauro on the midfield line. Barton’s versatility made her a contributor on the offensive line as well. With her superior stick skills and the soundest defensive skills, Guild was also named a DCL All-Star. Sophomore Marin Epstein’s offensive prowess earned her a late season call-up to the varsity team.
Coach Betsy Smith reflects on the season and how the team “might not have had the success [she] would have liked in the scoring column, but the true hallmark of this team was its ability to keep trying on field and become a group of great teammates and friends off the field.” ∆
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