Beats Amesbury, Ipswich and Peabody last week

Published in the October 11, 2017 edition

LHS FIELD HOCKEY’s Scare Away Cancer fundraiser was a huge success last Thursday. Volunteers for the event are pictured from left to right: Kerry DiPietro, Pam MacDonald, Jen Rothwell, Jill Barrett, Kerry Norton, Eileen Bockoff, Christine Carpenter, Andrea Murphy, Susan Dickey, Heidi Angelo and Krista Floramo. (Dan Pawlowski Photo)


LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield High field hockey team won its third game in a row last Friday afternoon as they blanked guest Peabody, 4-0, in a non-league contest. With that win, the Pioneers improved to 8-3 overall and are just two points away from qualifying for the Division 2 state tournament.

Lily Rothwell was the story of this game as the sophomore recorded her second hat trick of her career.

“She was quick to the ball and had some nice fakes,” said Pioneers head coach Mamie Reardon, about the forward.

Ashley Barrett had the other Lynnfield tally as the Pioneers scored twice in each half.

Lynnfield goalie Emily Dickey made four saves to go to 8-3 in net.

Come back to beat Ipswich 

Last Thursday night, the Pioneers played their Play for a Cure Game as they welcomed Ipswich. After a scoreless first half, the Tigers scored early in the second half. However, the Pioneers tied it up moments later and then scored again to win, 2-1.

“I love seeing us come back after falling behind like that,” said Reardon.

Senior captain Laura Bockoff scored the first goal assisted by Abby Buckley. The game-winning goal came off a broken corner as Rothwell scored assisted by Barrett and Hailey Castinetti with 20 minutes left in the game.

Dickey made seven stops in that game.

Not only was Reardon proud with the result but she was also proud of the fact that the Scare Away Cancer event, which was a fundraiser to fight breast cancer, raised nearly $4,000.

“The parents did a great job in helping,” pointed out Reardon, whose team improved to 7-3 in the Cape Ann League with the win.

Shut out Amesbury

On Oct. 3, the Pioneers rolled at Amesbury, 6-0. Rothwell had two goals and one assist while Mia Lemeiux had one goal and one assist. Senior Alex Ross and Natasha Cushing both scored their first-career goals while Barrett had the other tally off a corner.

Dickey did not even have to make a save in this game against the overmatched Indians.

Third-place Lynnfield played second-place Triton on Tuesday after press time. This Thursday afternoon, the Pioneers host North Reading. They then travel to Manchester-Essex next Tuesday.

Both games will start at 3:30 p.m.