Published in the October 11, 2018 edition


GEORGETOWN — On Columbus Day morning, the North Reading High field hockey team tied host Georgetown, 0-0. With that result, the Hornets record went to 3-6-2 overall and 2-6-2 in the Cape Ann League.

“Both teams had a lot of chances but couldn’t score,” pointed out Hornets head coach Andrea Slaven.

One of the problems for the team this fall has been not being able to score on corners. In this game they had 11 while the Royals had nine.

Jeny Collins played goalie in the first half and made three saves while Emma Lord also made three saves in the second half.

Shut out Generals

SENIOR CAPTAIN Codi Eicher and the Hornets had a great three-game stretch against Manchester-Essex, Hamilton-Wenham and Georgetown. (John Friberg Photo)

At Hamilton-Wenham last Friday, the Hornets edged the Generals, 1-0. Maggie Majeski had the lone goal with 13:40 left in the first half. Paige Thibedeau picked up the assist.

“That game took a lot of grit playing on the grass,” said Slaven, as most of the team’s games have been on the FieldTurf.

Leah Ferrazzani was the Hornet goalie and she made one save to record the win.

Edged by Manchester-Essex

On Oct. 4, the Hornets lost at home to mighty Manchester-Essex, 1-0.

“That was our best game of the season,” stated Slaven, despite the final score. “We played two strong halves against the best team in this league.”

Ferrazzani made eight saves while senior defenseman, Erica Burgholzer, made a save herself.

“Erica made a very nice play,” said Slaven.

Manchester-Essex scored with 6:39 left in the opening half.

This Friday afternoon at 3:45 p.m., the Hornets will visit Lynnfield. They then welcome Rockport next Tuesday night at 7 p.m. That will be North Reading’s Senior Night as the nine 12th-graders will be honored before the game.