Starting off the field hockey season, Westwood didn't know what to expect from Tri-Valley League teams because last year we were so-so in our league. Although we have seen what the teams had to offer in the previous season, that didn't matter to us. We knew that this was our season to be known in the Tri-Valley League.
With only three starters returning on the team from last year we knew there were shoes to fill. In our front line, we only had one returner from last year's team and that was Betsy Groton. She will provide us with some spark in the offense, where she is joined by her teammates Kerri Harrington, Justina Germano, and Kathleen Lally. We have a talented team of subs on the bench also to fill the offense.
Now to the back field, we have two returners Lauren Hillberg and myself. Lauren provides us with a huge strong hit to the opposite end of the field. Although the rest of the backfield is inexperienced, they will play a huge roll in our success.
So our season started with playing a nonleague game vs Stoughton. We played a long, hard-fought battle against them and came out victorious. Our next game was against another nonleague team, Scituate, which we won, 4-1. It was a pretty good game on our part.
Finally, we got on to playing a Tri-Valley team. The team was Ashland, but last year they beat us in a game because we got two goals taken away from us. So this year is kinda revenge for that. We started off weak, then started to focus and ended up winning.
Now on to the Bellingham game where we lost, 2-1, but it was a very had long battle of two teams trying to dominate the field. Next, we had a night game in Holliston. We got on the board first and came out with the win even though it was a evenly matched game.
Our most recent game was against Medway, who we were dead even with until the first half was almost over, then we scored three consecutive goals to take the lead at halftime. We came out fired up in the second half and scored again with what became the game-winner.
So as of right now, the Westwood field hockey team is 5-1. This is a tremendous season so far and we are working very hard to make it to tournament. We practice very hard each day that we don't have a game and were trying to finesse our skills and just basically keep up the good work. Everyone on the team has good work ethic and loves to play the sport so we all mix well and create an amazing team.