Warriors rally from three goal deficit, edged 4-3
Published in the January 20, 2016 edition
SAUGUS — The Warrior girls’ hockey team had another winnable game, especially after it rallied from a three goal deficit to tie the score at 3-3.
But Wakefield was unable to net the go ahead goal while Watertown did as the Warriors were on the short end of a 4-3 contest last Saturday at the Kasabuski Arena.
The Warriors spotted the Red Raiders three goals as they trailed 3-0 after the first period. But Wakefield turned it around in the second period with three goals of its own to knot up the score at 3-3 at the second intermission.
But Watertown got the go ahead goal just 29 seconds into the third period and made the one goal lead stand up the rest of the way to hand the Warriors the one goal defeat.
Wakefield fell to 1-8 overall and 1-7 in the Middlesex League Freedom division.
Watertown forward Olivia Lampasona scored three goals, including the game-winner, and assisted on the other goal.
Lampasona scored the first two goals of the game at 2:50 and 8:39 of the first period. The first was a power play goal. Forward Aurora Fidler assisted on both goals while forward Catherine Conners had an assist on the second goal.
Conners gave the Red Raiders a 3-0 advantage at 10:10 of the first period. Lampasona assisted on the goal as the visitors had the big lead at the first intermission.
The Warriors turned things around in the second period led by senior forward Julianne Bourque who netted the first two goals for Wakefield.
The first Bourque goal was scored at 5:20 with the assists going to senior defenseman Gabrielle Nadolny and eighth grade defenseman Sophia Rossicone.
The second Bourque goal came at 8:05 and was unassisted as the senior lit the lamp while the Warriors were shorthanded.
Wakefield tied the game at 3-3 at 13:29 of the second period. Freshman forward Brooke Lilley netted the goal while eighth grade defenseman Carestin Stewart and junior defenseman Megan Horrigan notched the assists.
The Warriors rallied back and seemed to have all the momentum when the teams took the ice for the third period. But the Red Raiders were the ones to get a quick goal and regain the lead.
The game remained 4-3 for the rest of the third period. Wakefield tried to tally the equalizer but was unable to do so.
Eighth grade goalie Cailyn Wesley played in goal for Wakefield, while Jonna Kennedy, the goalie for the seven-time state champion field hockey team, was between the pipes for Watertown.
Wakefield faces Winchester in its next game tonight at 5 p.m. at the O’Brien Rink in Woburn.
At Kasabuski Arena, Saugus
Watertown………3 0 1 — 4
WAKEFIELD……0 3 0 — 3
First Period — Wat, Lampasona (Fidler) 2:50 (pp). Wat, Lampasona (Conners, Fidler) 8:39. Wat, Conners (Lampasona) 10:10. Penalties — Wak, Forziati (tripping) 2:10; Wat, Poulin (hooking) 5:00; Wak, Cameron (roughing) 5:16; Wat, Bench minor, (too many men), served by Gardner, 11:42.
Second Period — Wak, Bourque (Nadolny, Rossicone) 5:20. Wak, Bourque (un.) 8:05 (sh). Wak, Lilley (Stewart, Horrigan) 13:29. Penalties — Wak, Horrigan (hooking) 7:54; Wat, Lampasona (checking) 9:40.
Third Period — Wat, Lamposna (Fidler, Conners) :29. Penalties — Wak, Horrigan (interference) 7:30.
Power Plays — Watertown 1 for 4. Wakefield 0 for 3.
Goalies — Wat, Kennedy. Wak, Wesley.