Mashpee Field Hockey Pounds Sturgis East In Senior Night Win
By: Rich Maclone, October 11, 2013
When captains Morgen Morris, Kelly Kalagher, Brianna Ball and Summer Auvil look back on their Senior Night one day, they’ll remember having a lot of fun. It’s hard to not enjoy putting a 5-0 shellacking on the competition in a game that your team dominates from start to finish.
Those four Falcons were honored during a pregame ceremony at Horne Stadium and then all played a role as the Lady Falcons stomped Sturgis East. With the win, Mashpee keeps hope alive for a postseason berth as they improved to 5-6-1 overall on the year.
After there leaders were lauded, the Falcons went out on the field and took it to the Storm. Mashpee scored early, and often, as they rarely allowed the ball to pass the midifield stripe. When the ball did get into the defensive end, Sam Fraser stopped all three shots that scooted through to her, recording the shutout. She was helped by a strong showing by her defense. Kiana Lopes made a pivotal defensive play to help preserve the whitewash late in the game, flying in to scoop away a ball that was trickling toward the net. Sturgis also had a late fast break as they tried to get on the board, but Mia DePaolo broke it up with some nice stick work.
Bridgette Richards got the first of the game, which was the eventual game-winner, early on. She cashed in a pass from Alex Gumbert, who had a strong all-around game, to put the Lady Falcons on top for good just 7:09 into the game. Gumbert then got the other first half Mashpee goal, at the 18:56 mark, off a nice assist by Kelly Kalagher.
Kalagher, the team’s leading scorer, broke in clean just a minute into the second half to put the game out of reach, netting the Lady Falcons’ third of the game. Nine minutes later Gumbert picked up her second of the night, popping one through traffic to make it a 4-0 game. Gabby Carroll picked up the assist with a poke of the ball that found its way to Gumbert in the middle of the circle, slightly to the left of the goal.
Katryna Parvey capped the scoring for Mashpee with 17 minutes to play. She got the ball right out front and sniped it in.