Field hockey team ends tournament bid with first round loss

Nov 3, 2018

The Indians field hockey team had one win and one tie over league rival Barnstable High, but faced a loss to end its postseason bid in the first round of the Div. 1 South tournament.

The Nov. 3 game got off to a slow start, as the Indians switched into defense mode early on, struggling to move the ball out of its own territory. Barnstable capitalized on that, and managed to score with five minutes remaining in the first half.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game coming in,” said Head Coach Beth Arguin. “I knew they were excited and they wanted a little redemption from the regular season.”

The Indians attempted to respond, but missed several shots on goal before the Red Raiders regained control and put in a second goal with four minutes remaining.

Despite bringing an offense and shifting control into Barnstable territory, the Indians were not able to put a point on the board, ending with a 2-0 loss.

“We started playing a little defensively, and then we were trying to rush it and just trying to get the ball out by hitting it,” Arguin said. “We were just trying to get it out of there and we couldn’t make any plays.”

Despite the loss, the Indians finish the regular season with a 14-4-1 record.

“At the end I told the girls, keep your heads high because they had an awesome season,” Arguin said. “I feel like they had a great year, it’s a good group of girls, and I’m very pleased with all of them.”

Seven seniors are graduating, including the team’s three co-captains, Hannah Arruda, Sophia Sousa, and Erin Tetrault. Despite the loss, the trio noted this year has been full of memories and accomplishments – particularly the team’s first Old Colony League victory in recent memory.

“It’s been a great season,” Arruda said. “We’ve worked really well together. We had fun. It was a fun season. I just wish it could’ve lasted a little bit longer.