FIELD HOCKEY

Algonquin 2, Leominster 1

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Leominster

After a one-year hiatus Algonquin field hockey is headed back to the Central Mass. Division 1 final, emerging from the No. 8 seed to catch lightning in a bottle this postseason. The Tomahawks’ run continued Monday night at as the Tomahawks claimed a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over fourth-seeded Leominster High, which controlled play up until the final 15 minutes. “It was a struggle this season,” said seventh-year Algonquin coach Dan Welty said, who guided the program to its first two Central Mass. titles in 2010 and ’11. “We were always waiting to peak and everyone kept saying, ‘Hey, you’re going to do it in the playoffs,’ and no better time to peak than during the tournament.” Senior captain Maggie Wraight scored the winning goal for the T-Hawks in the district final two years ago as an emergent sophomore and continued tacking onto her Algonquin legacy, scoring a tide-turning equalizer with 14:42 to play. Wraight may have started the late charge, but it was sophomore leading scorer Taylor Long who found the winner seven minutes later with 7:24 remaining.

 

Updated: Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, 9:53 p.m.

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