Published in the October 25, 2018 edition


NORTH READING — The North Reading High field hockey team lost at Pentucket, 3-1. With that result, the Hornets record went to 4-10-3 overall and 4-10-2 in the Cape Ann League.

Rees Lord had the lone Hornet tally while goalie Leah Ferrazzani made nine saves as the Sachems completed the season sweep.

Last Friday in a non-league game, the Hornets tied host Malden, 1-1.

Abby Delano had the lone tally for the Hornets assisted by Lord.

“Jeny (Collins), Paige (Thibedeau), and Ava (Czarnota), were able to generate some strong offense for us,” said Hornets head coach Andrea Slaven. “Hailey (Sanphy) also held the back field along with Maddie (Miele).”

THE SENIORS were celebrated before North Reading’s 2-1 win over Rockport on Oct. 16. Pictured from left to right are Hailey Sanphy, Leah Ferrazzani, Madeline Miele, Captain Codi Eicher, head coach Andrea Slaven, Captain Erica Burgholzer, Abigail Delano, Jacqueline Cadena, Abigail Carroll and Jessica Ferrazzani. (@NrhsFieldHockey Twitter Photo)

Sunk by Clippers

The day before, the Hornets fell to Newburyport, 2-0, at home.

“We controlled most of the first half but couldn’t prevent the Newburyport’s offense from scoring,” recalled Slaven, a both Clipper goals came in the first half. “Erica (Burgholzer) and Codi (Eicher) played strong defense to hold them scoreless in the second half.”

Leah Ferrazzani had seven saves in net for the Hornets.

Seniors honored during win

On Oct. 16, the Hornets beat Rockport on Senior Night, 2-1.

After a scoreless first half, North Reading went up with 21:21 remaining when Abby Carroll ripped a shot into the net assisted by Collins.

The Hornets then scored on a penalty corner at 10:01 as Emma Lord scored her first goal of the season from a pass by Maggie Majeski.

Less than a minute later, Rockport scored to cut the lead to one but the locals were able to hold on the rest of the way.

Before the game, the nine North Reading seniors were honored.