As they have all year, the seniors on Shrewsbury's field hockey team left it all on the field in Tuesday night's Division 1 state semifinal against Longmeadow. But in the end, it wasn't enough as the Lancers got the job done defensively to go along with three goals from junior forward Jessie Moriarty in gaining a 4-1 triumph before a chilled crowd at Grafton High School. Longmeadow (20-1) plays the winner of Tuesday night's Acton-Boxboro-Walpole game in the final Saturday at WPI at 12 p.m. Despite the outcome, the Colonials' seniors, who played on teams that won three league championships and two District titles, exited the field with their heads held high. Shrewsbury, which has played Longmeadow four times in the state semifinals and gone 2-2, finished 16-4-2. "They're a strong team and they're very well coached, and it's really fun to play a team that is well coached," Shrewsbury coach Lauren Chenevert said. "When you play a team that is well coached, you know it's going to be a great game and a fair game. That's the kind of field hockey game you want to play in."
Longmeadow 4, Shrewsbury 1
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Longmeadow
Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, 9:08 a.m.