Lynnfield's field hockey team is used to seeing junior Bailey Fanikos tally plenty of goals. But in a 6-2 victory over Amesbury Wedneday, Fanikos had help up front from teammates Maryanne and Jessica Oliveri.
Fanikos found the back of Amesbury's net on two occasions, as did Jessica and Maryanne. With the two goals, Fanikos now has 33 on the season, along with five assists, according to Lynnfield coach Mamie Reardon.
"Maryanne plays left wing and she's very steady," said Reardon. "She has this signature move where she reverses it and sends the ball across to another player. That player then usually sends [the ball] to Bailey."
Maryanne is a freshman, while big sister Jessica is a senior.
Reardon explained that Jessica, a centerfielder, is fond of passing to her sister. But she decided to change things up against the Indians.
On one of Jessica's goals, she received a pass right at the top of the circle and launched the ball with just the right angle to beat Amesbury's goalie.
"It was a beautiful goal," said Reardon. "The goalie didn't have a chance on it."
Along with her three goal scorers, Reardon was proud of her entire team after the road victory, which improved Lynnfield to 9-4-2.
"The kids had played on turf a couple times but [Amesbury's] is more like a carpet," said Reardon. "We're used to the grass and the dirt. In the first eight to 10 minutes, the kids really adjusted quickly. They stayed in their positions and found where each other was."
The coach noted that centerback Tara Doherty and right midfielder Lauren Guerra also pitched in to ensure a victory. Pioneers goalie and cocaptain Rachel Goodwin had five saves on the night.
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