By Avonlea Cummings
Hometown Weekly Sports Reporter
You get 60 minutes. 60 minutes to prove what skills you’ve got, and 60 minutes to win the competition. Even a slow start to the game can make or break the entirety of the match. Although, as you dig deep expelling any energy you have left, and bursting on the field from the determination to lead the scoreboard.
This drive and persistence sent the Walpole girls lacrosse team passed the Framingham Flyers on Thursday, April 27th. The Timberwolves dominated their second half forcing their offensive zone to polish off the match 16- 6.
Head coach Mike Tosone thrilled to see the girls make a comeback after a few slow starts that past few games, but knew they needed the win over Framingham in light of their next competition against Duxbury.
“We started slowly in today’s game although the difference is fortunately, we were able to dig ourselves outside of the hole we made, because it’s always dangerous to start our games that way. We responded terrifically the second half, to the adjustment of playing great offense and starting with the draw,” said Tosone.
As the season progresses, Tosone knows there is still areas from improvement but thought he saw great ball movement from the girls during their competition.
“The biggest challenge is from playing down to playing to what we are capable of, but we want to break the habit of starting slow, we need to,” confirmed Tosone.
After surpassing Framingham, Walpole continued their season beating Duxbury in a very close game the following day 15-14. The girls take on Brookline High next at home on Thursday, May 4th.