Warriors crushed by powerful Rocket team for second straight loss
READING — Have you ever had one of those days where nothing goes right?
The Wakefield Memorial High girls’ lacrosse team certainly did on Friday afternoon at the Parker Middle School as it suffered an 18-1 loss against Reading,
The Warriors fell to 2-3 overall and 0-3 in the Middlesex League with the loss, their second in a row.
But unlike the rest of Wakefield’s games, this was one that it was never in.
Reading took a 10-0 halftime lead and never let up as it went on to prevail by 17 goals.
“This is just one of those games we need to put past us. Nothing went right,” said Head Coach Cara Luca. “We had 19 turnovers. That is uncalled for. We couldn’t catch the ball or pass the ball. Senior captain Gabby Raffaele said it perfectly at halftime, ‘we are panic passing.’ (The) Girls were flat the whole game and the intensity was not there like the Lexington game. If we played like we did against Lexington it would have been a good competition.”
The other problem Wakefield had was shots on net. The Warriors had 17 shots on net and only one went in by Brianna Smith. According to Luca, Wakefield basically played catch with the Reading goalie or shot over the net.
Bianca Passacantilli played the first half in net with three saves and Mikayla White switched in and recorded 10 saves.
“We have some things to work on to prepare for our game against Georgetown on Monday,” said Luca. “(The) Girls need to start anticipating passes and picking up the intensity on the field. We can’t be one step behind our opponent, we need to be one step ahead.”
In Wakefield’s game against Lexington last Wednesday, the halftime score was 9-5 in favor of Lexington and the final wound up being 14-11.
Passacantilli played the first half and had six saves. White played the second half and had three saves.
Julia Brown led the way with three goals, while Kelsey Czarnota had two goals and an assist.
Smith and Jessica Vinciguerra had two goals apiece, while Julianne Bourque and Emily Ryan both tallied a goal.
Wakefield gave up four unanswered goals in the first half with less than three minutes remaining. Luca felt it was a great game. Luca believed that Lexington thought it was going to blow out the Warriors but the Minutewomen didn’t. Wakefield played well in all areas of the contest.
The Warriors take on Georgetown in a non-league game this afternoon at 3:45 p.m. at Georgetown Junior/Senior High School.