Hosts Ipswich Thursday for Play for a Cure game

Published in the October 4, 2017 edition

THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN declared the field hockey team’s game against Ipswich on Thursday, Oct. 5 as “Play4TheCure” Day. The Pioneers will be raising funds for cancer research during the game. From left, Selectman Phil Crawford, senior captain Laura Bockoff, captain Brianna Barrett, captain Ashley Barrett, Selectmen Chairman and proud uncle Chris Barrett and Selectman Dick Dalton. The game begins at 6:45 p.m. (Dan Tomasello Photo)


BOXFORD — Last Thursday afternoon, the Lynnfield High field hockey team was shut out by host Masconomet, 4-0, up in Boxford. With the defeat , the Pioneers record fell to 5-3 overall and in the Cape Ann League.

“They are in first place in the league and have a good midfielder who sprays the ball around well,” said Pioneers head coach Mamie Reardon.

The Chieftains scored two goals in each half to stay unbeaten in the CAL.

“They have a thick grass field and the ball doesn’t roll much,” explained Reardon, whose team is 1-1 on grass surfaces so far this fall. “At Rockport, the grass wasn’t as thick and the ball rolled better.”

Reardon was happy that the Chieftains did not score on any corners even though they had 18 overall.

Masco outshot the Pioneers on net, 19-3, as Lynnfield goalie Emily Dickey made a season-high 15 saves.

“She played well,” said Reardon as Dickey’s record fell to 5-3.

This Thursday, the Pioneers host Ipswich at 6:45 p.m. It is the team’s Play for a Cure Game to raise money to fight breast cancer as fans attending will be able to donate. Lynnfield will be wearing pink tops and pink socks for that game.

They then host Peabody on Friday and Triton next Tuesday to complete the three-game home stand. Those two games will start at 3:45 p.m.