Field Hockey Beats Seekonk 2-1
David Creed •
The Whaler field hockey team made a long trip to Seekonk on Saturday to take on the Warriors, and they will be sailing home happy this evening after a solid 2-1 victory that improved their record to 3-2 this season.
Sophomore Claire Genthner scored her first career varsity goal early in the fourth quarter. It ultimately became the go-ahead, game-winning goal that gave Nantucket a 2-0 lead they wouldn’t let go of.
“After scoring my first goal of the season I felt very proud of myself and the team,” Genthner said. “The field hockey family has accomplished so much and I can not wait to see how much we will improve this year.”
“It is a long trip and bus ride, but it is nice to go back after a win,” head coach Dan Weber said. “I’m really happy for Claire. She just started playing last year. She works so hard in practice, and she does everything the right way. So it was good to see her rewarded on the stat sheet. The whole team was really happy for her.”
It was a 0-0 game at halftime, but Weber said Nantucket picked it up a notch in the second half offensively and started to move the ball better. Junior Lily Remick scored the game’s first goal. After a bunch of rebounds occurred in front of the net, Remick was able to gain control of one and rip it left side to make it 1-0. Genthner’s goal was similar; a scrappy goal but a goal nonetheless that gave Nantucket a 2-0 lead midway through the final quarter.
Nantucket gave up a goal late in the final three minutes and Weber believes it is a teachable moment.
“We aren’t too stoked about giving up that late goal with under three minutes left but it is a good thing to point to,” Weber said. “It is a lesson to our team to make sure we are playing a full game and a good reminder that we need to finish these games out. But overall it feels good to have a win.”
Nantucket will host the Sandwich Blue Knights on Monday, September 26 at 4 p.m.