Norwood returned the next night to register a 3-2 win over Newton North in a game that was anything but ordinary.
The Mustangs scored the tying goal with 15 seconds left, then got the game-winner from Emily Kelly. Holding the puck behind the net, the junior forward threw it out front, where it bounced off the stick of the North goalie and into the goal for a 3-2 Mustang lead with 0.8 seconds to play on Senior Night. “In all the years I’ve been coaching, I’ve never been involved in an ending like that,” Coskren said.
Kelly leads the team with 46 points, though sophomore forward Kacie Smith (29 goals, 15 assists) isn’t far behind.
After participating in the Cape Cod Classic Tuesday and Thursday, Norwood could be in for big things in the state tournament, with junior goalie Samantha Baturin coming on strong and an offense averaging five goals per game.
And, maybe, some more bounces.
“You always need a little bit of luck,” Coskren said. “We haven’t been to get that until last week . . . which is good timing going into the tournament.”