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Four goals separated the Hingham High boys’ lacrosse team from entering the Division 2 East final last June unbeaten.
Instead, the Harbormen’s season ended with an 11-10 overtime loss to Medfield, the last of four one-goal losses for the 21-4 squad. Those defeats motivated all of the returning players during the offseason, and continue to drive a Hingham program trying to bring home its first state title since 2002.
Captain Jack Ullrich remembers the disappointment he felt walking off the field after the loss to Medfield. But Ullrich also remembers that feeling fade on his way home.
“The bus ride home was actually pretty uplifting,” he said.
Last year’s team was young, the players told each other, and this year’s team projected to be strong.
“This is ours next year,” Ullrich remembered thinking.