Published in the October 26, 2017 edition

JUNIOR KEEPER Alyssa Crugnale continued her great season in net as she picked up her third shutout during the Hornets’ tournament-clinching 5-0 victory over Rockport last week. (John Friberg File Photo)


NORTH READING — Seven Hornets scored en route to their 10-0 rout of the Rockport Vikings on October 16. Senior captain Juliette Nadeau picked up her second hat trick of the season and now has 17 goals in just 14 games. Junior Alyssa Crugnale secured her third shutout of the season with three saves.

Nadeau opened the scoring 1:19 into the game and North Reading was off and running. Junior Kaitlyn Shevlin, Nadeau, senior Jerlin Kaithamattam and Abigail Leighton added a goal apiece in the next 10 minutes and the lead quickly jumped to 5-0. The lead stayed a five at the half.

Nadeau secured her hat trick in the 46th minute and NRHS continued to pour it on in the second half. Sophomores Joanna Kellogg and Alyssa Prusik, Leighton and senior Morgan Lally would go on to score to account for the final score.

Sunk by Clippers 2-1

The Newburyport Clippers handed the Hornets their first home loss of the season as they escaped North Reading with a 2-1 victory on October 18. Juliette Nadeau scored for NRHS and Jerlin Kaithamattam picked up an assist.

The Clippers played a solid first half for a road game. They held the Hornets off the scoreboard and scored a goal to secure a 1-0 halftime lead. North Reading refused to go away quietly though and 5:44 into the second half Nadeau scored to tie it up. But unfortunately, Newburyport added another goal later in the half to go on to victory.

Beat Pentucket 3-1 on the road

Juliette Nadeau scored her 19th and 20th goals of the season as the Hornets downed the Pentucket Sachems 3-1 on Friday afternoon. Kaitlyn Shevlin also scored for North Reading.

The game got off to a bad start for NRHS as the Sachems opened the scoring in the 8th minute. But the Hornets didn’t panic and Nadeau put them on the board in the 20th minute with the tying goal.

Nineteen minutes later, Nadeau pushed North Reading in front for good with another goal right before halftime. Shevlin added an insurance goal in the second half for the final scoreline.