Staples Field Hockey Shutouts Hall

Staples inbounds the ball in the first half of their game against Hall on Oct. 19.

Photo by Bailey Ethier

Staples inbounds the ball in the first half of their game against Hall on Oct. 19.

Seeking a win to clinch a spot in the state tournament, the Staples’ field hockey team was able to defeat Hall by a score of 2:0 on Ginny Parker field on Oct. 19.

“The win was huge considering we beat the number two seed in the state [and] also officially put us in the state tournament,” Maggie Fair ’15 said.

While Staples was looking to make the state tournament, Hall was looking to rebound after their first loss of the season in their previous game against Farmington.

“Hall is a very competitive team every year so we knew coming in that we would have to fight for a win today,” Meghan Fox ’14 said.

Fox’s first goal came in the eleventh minute of the first half to give the Wreckers a one goal lead.

In the second half, Staples dominated the time of possession in part because of five Wrecker penalty corners in the span of just a few minutes.

It was “fifth time’s the charm” for the Wreckers as they were able to double their lead to two goals after Fox scored her second goal of the game with just over five minutes gone by in the second half.

“My teammates set me up really well for both of the goals, and I was just in the right place at the right time,” Fox said.

Defense was the story of the game though as the Wreckers were able to shutout the Warriors behind a commanding defense and goalie Jodi Barris ’16.

“We got the ball out quickly and effectively,” Fair said.

According to head the coach, Ashley Delvecchi, teamwork was a large reason for the team’s victory.

“We played together and we scored, which has been a struggle for us,” Delvecchi said. “We just dominated all over them.”

The win officially puts the Wreckers, who are now 6-6-0-1, in the state tournament.

“I couldn’t be more proud of how we played together today,” Fox said. “It was our best game of the season.”