AUBURN, Mass. – If the Auburn High School field hockey squad continues playing like it has been during the rest of the season, the team won’t be losing many games this fall.
Auburn scored in the first minute of Thursday’s season opener, and never looked back, defeating Leicester 10-0 at Auburn High School.
“The whole team played real strong and played together as a unit, which is important,” said head coach Bethann Cormier. “They really put the effort in. They worked hard to get in shape in the summer, and that showed today. I’m very happy. It’s definitely a good start to the season.”
Sophomore Jordan Lavallee and junior Lyndsey Gabrielian both recorded three goals in the dominant victory. Junior Jamie McNamara scored twice, junior Paige LaPearl had one goal and junior Erin Collins added a penalty shot goal.
LaPearl was credited for two assists, McNamara and Gabrielian both had one assist, junior Mary Grace Judge distributed an assist and junior Jackie Matthews dished out an assist.
Auburn could have played Thursday’s game without a goalkeeper - senior Sarah Place didn’t have to defend any shots throughout the entire game. The ball was controlled by Auburn for what seemed like 95 percent of the time.
“Erin Collins, our sweeper, had a great game for us. She’s our last line of defense, and she’s a special, special player,” Cormier said.
While it was a 10-goal rout, Cormier said “Leicester did a great job, and their goalie was real good.”
Auburn will hit the road on Friday. They are heading to Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School for a 4 p.m. contest.