“I got a bunch of guys [from last year’s team] texting me saying, ‘Keep your head up. You’ll be back here in June, you’ll win a championship on that field in June.’ It’s awesome.
“We’ll be back here in June.”
Cohasset girls push up
The Norwell High girls have long set the standard in the South Shore League, but Cohasset is looking to change that.
Behind first-year coach Kully Reardon, who spent last season as an assistant under MaryEllen O’Neil, the Skippers are off to a 2-0 start, outscoring Sandwich and Abington, 31-8.
“Norwell has been the league leader for so long, but I think we’re going to give them a test,” Reardon said. “We should if we stay playing as a team and not play as individuals.”
Reardon brings a lot of knowledge to the program, having spent more than a decade at Babson, but Cohasset has quite a bit of talent on the field, too, with four Division 1 recruits: senior midfielder Hope Kissick (Florida), junior midfielder Maddie Curley (Boston University), junior defender Molly Fitzgerald (William and Mary), and junior midfielder Kathryn Dunn (Georgetown).
The coach expects big things from Cohasset — which she called “a hotbed” for lacrosse talent — as long as they play together the way they did the first two games.
“Now that they know assists are more important than goals, they see that and see it takes an entire team to bring the ball up the field, and not just one person,” Reardon said. “That’s really resonating with them, and it’s more fun to play like that.”
Ciessau boosts Scituate
Scituate senior attackman Tucker Ciessau netted the 300th point of his career Thursday vs. Whitman-Hanson, a 22-3 Sailor win. The Bellarmine-bound All-American collected four goals and three assists for the second time in as many games to start the season for the Sailors (2-0). He is rapidly approaching 2009 graduate Kyle Crowley’s school record of 323 points.