Published in the October 4, 2018 edition


NORTH READING — On a wet, cool, Monday afternoon, the North Reading High field hockey team lost at home to Pentucket, 2-0. With that defeat, the Hornets record dipped to 2-5-1 overall and 1-5-1 in the Cape Ann League.

“They are a good team and we were able to keep them scoreless for nearly 54 minutes so I was pleased about that,” said Hornets head coach Andrea Slaven.

SOPHOMORE Ava Czarnota (18) charges upfield as junior Jeny Collins (4) lends support. Collins, who plays goalie in ice hockey and lacrosse, came into the NR net when starter Emma Borland got injured against Pentucket on Tuesday. Collins did a great job in relief, making six saves. (John Friberg Photo)

The Sachems scored their first goal three minutes into the first half and got their final tally with just under four minutes remaining in the game.

With 13:04 left in the first half, North Reading goalie Emma Borland injured her ankle after saving three shots. Slaven put in junior Jen Collins, who is normally a forward.

“Jen plays goalie in ice hockey and in lacrosse,” pointed out Slaven. “She did an incredible job.”

Collins made six saves in net including two penalty strokes.

Senior defenseman Maddie Miele also made a good save in the first half.

Both teams had five corners in the game as the Sachems’ final goal came off of one.

The Hornets game at Hamilton-Wenham (1-6) scheduled for Sept. 26 was called because their grass field was too wet and will now be played this Friday. Before that game, the Hornets will host Manchester-Essex (7-0-1) on Thursday afternoon.

Both of those games will start at 3:45 p.m.

On Columbus Day next Monday, the Hornets visit Georgetown at 10 a.m.