Final News Article
After an initial loss of 2-4 to the Oliver Ames Tigers on September 13th, 2021, the Canton Bulldogs girls field hockey team made a miraculous comeback victory on Thursday, October 14th. With goals from sophomore Maggie Mcready, and senior Sarah Cunningham(2), the Bulldogs finished with a 3-0 shutout Thursday night.
Outstanding saves from junior goalie Carolyn Durand, whose phenomenal performance this year was a large contributor to the Bulldogs’s 10-game winning streak, allowed only 1 goal in these 10 games. It is Durand’s first year as starting varsity goalie, and she is flourishing with the newfound responsibility. Carolyn states that she is a self motivator and pushes herself to do her best.
Durand pictured in between quarters during the Attleboro win with her fellow titled “lights-out defense”
Throughout the game, the defenders managed to clear every ball upfield to the midfielders, where they shifted the field up to forwards in order to obtain more scoring opportunities.
Following the win, Midfielder senior captain Erin Lane exclaimed, “I think we just kind of capitalized on every opportunity we got. Tonight we played like a team; everyone was contributing.” Lane’s statistics speak for themselves: 4 years of varsity under her belt and 8 goals and 7 assists in her senior season thus far. She continues to climb up the leaderboard for league scorers. “It’s just really fun to play with this group, we’ve all been playing together forever.”
Canton High’s field hockey seniors, on senior night 10/12/21
Goalkeeper Durand is excited to finish off her junior year as the Bulldogs advance towards the state tournament. “I think it’s an entirely different game, once the playoffs start. No one wants their season to end, which makes everyone work harder and not give up on any play. It’ll be some good competition.” After losing so many key players from the previous season, the Bulldogs have had an impressive year. (Past key players include Maria Femia and Riley O’Connor; both are furthering their field hockey careers at Bates College and Saint Michael’s College, respectively).
The Bulldogs will go on to end the regular season with a few tough games against rival Foxboro, and an out-of-league game against Norwood.