Controversy surrounded the Somerset-Berkley High School team when it won the last field hockey state championship because the team had a couple of dominant boys on the squad. With all females on the field this time around, the S-B squad still had the look of a champ as it took the field against an overmatched Bourne High School team in Bourne on Wednesday, October 6.
S-B jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back as it dominated play up and down the field. BHS was able to get one back early in the second quarter and started to push up front offensively and create opportunities, but then the Raiders dropped the hammer as they scored three more times before the half on their way to a 9-1 victory.
The lone goal by Bourne came in the second quarter off the stick of Tori Flaherty on a pretty play. After working the ball up the left side of the field Hannah Greene fired a pass from outside the circle that Flaherty ran onto and nudged to the far post, out of the reach of the S-B goalie.
From that point forward, though, it was all S-B. BHS goalie Elizabeth Black was under constant fire and did make a number of athletic stops, but the aggressive visiting team took advantage of rebound opportunities and sheer volume to pour it on. Heather Lapworth and Taylor Dodge played well on the defensive end.