Senior captain Liz Hinton (pictured) steps into a shot late in the first quarter. Photo by Mike Flanagan.
By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
Walpole High varsity field hockey hosted Bay State Conference rival Braintree on Monday afternoon for their annual Senior Day contest.
Coming off a 12-0 victory against Weymouth last Monday, the Porkers (4-0) looked to remain unbeaten against a formidable bunch of Wamps (3-2). Thanks to a strong collective effort from start to finish, Walpole was able to do just that.
Senior Tessa Curtis drew first blood for Walpole with 4:32 to play in the opening quarter, putting home a rebound off the initial shot by senior Meghan Santos. With 15 seconds remaining in the quarter, senior captain Molly Weiand doubled the lead to 2-0, firing home a shot from the top of the box, thanks to a nice crossing feed from senior Madison Field.
The game remained 2-0 until 3:03 to play in the second quarter, when junior Julia Shea buried a rebound at the net-mouth to give the Porkers a 3-0 lead at halftime. Following a scoreless third quarter, junior Natalie Griffin delivered the dagger with a shot just inside the far left post with 10 minutes remaining. Walpole preserved the shutout and prevailed by the 4-0 final.
The Porkers will return to action on October 26 against Milton.
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