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Groton Dunstable 3

Nashoba 2

GROTON — The Groton Dunstable field hockey team has been looking for a reward for their hard work this season, and on Monday night they got it with an exciting 3-2 win over Nashoba.

The game was switched to the main field for the night game, and the Lady Crusaders took to the spotlight and the faster field the way a duck does to water, putting together their best offensive effort of the season. Twice they built two-goal leads before holding off a late charge by the Chieftans to earn the MidWach B victory.

Kate Johnson set the tone with a pair of early tallies to stake the Lady Crusaders to a 2-0 lead. She scored an unassisted goal in the first two minutes before doubling the lead later in the half, assisted by Laura Sharpe.

After Nashoba drew to within a goal, Sharpe scored an important insurance goal to make it 3-1 with a great individual effort.

That insurance proved vital when the Chieftans scored to draw within a goal.

Nashoba pressed late in the game for the equalizer but were turned aside by Lady Crusader goaltender Noreen Harrington, who made ten saves in the contest.

“These girls played their hearts out tonight and every one of them played their best,” said Groton Dunstable coach Tiffany Rogers. “Newcomer Rachele Leonardo helped us quite a bit on defense, while Tracey Atwood, Elizabeth Smith and Courtney White played great offense.”

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