Published in the October 24, 2018 edition
By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI
LYNNFIELD — In a game between the top two teams in the Cape Ann League Kinney division on Monday afternoon, the Lynnfield High field hockey team was shutout by host Masconomet, 2-0. With that win, the Chieftains clinched the CAL Kinney title while the second-place Pioneers fell to 12-3-1 overall and 11-3-1 in the league.
“We dominated in the first half but were not able to capitalize on our chances in the second half,” said Pioneers head coach Mamie Reardon, as the teams split the season series.
This game was also the first time this year Lynnfield was shut out.
Masco scored with 42 seconds left in the opening half while their second tally came with 13:18 remaining in the game.
Pioneer goalie, Emily Dickey, made six stops, all in the second half, as her record dipped to 12-3-1.
Reardon was pleased with the play of left back Grace MacDonald, right midfielder Carolyn Garofoli and center midfielder Brianna Barrett.
Beat Pentucket on Senior Night
On Senior Night last Thursday, the Pioneers beat Pentucket, 3-1, to sweep the season series over the Sachems.
With 26:11 left in the opening half, Grace Sokop scored off a corner assisted by Abby Buckley.
The Sachems tied in on a corner with 8:40 left.
Jen Flynn gave the locals the lead for good scoring with only 20 seconds left in the first half off a corner. Garofoli and Buckley both assisted.
With 20:11 left in the game, Lily Rothwell got the insurance goal assisted by Flynn.
Dickey had a season-high 12 saves in that game.
Before the game, the 13 Lynnfield seniors were honored.
On Oct. 16, the Pioneers tied visiting Manchester-Essex, 1-1.
“They are an excellent team that we dominated in the first half,” recalled Reardon. “In the second half, it was more back-and-forth.”
Ashley Barrett scored, unassisted, with 4:35 left in the first half.
The Hornets, who are in first place in the CAL Baker division, tied it with 12:41 left in the game.
Dickey made five stops in that game.
On Wednesday night at 6 p.m. the Pioneers visit Newburyport. They then wrap up the regular season on Thursday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. as they welcome Gloucester.
On Oct. 29, the Division 3 North playoff seedings come out.