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  • Writer's pictureKARISSA GAUGHAN

Field Hockey takes win against Bisons

Senior Sheridan Blaha celebrates a goal for the Lasers. Photo courtesy of Janard Jones/Lasell Athletics

The field hockey team took another home win right after a big blowout on the road last Saturday beating Albertus Magnus 8-0. On Tuesday at Grellier Field, the Lasers took another win under their belt, beating Nichols College 2-1.

Opening strong, the Lasers scored less than four minutes into the contest. First-year Madison Raymond first missed her shot off the bottom left pole of the Bisons’ goal. Tenacious, a few seconds later Raymond gained the ball back, assisting junior Lily Stark in their first goal.

Nichols graduate student Sam Ahaesy almost found the back of our goal in the last ten seconds, but missed narrowly to the left. The first period ended Lasell 1-0.

Senior Sage Dodier marks Bisons' first-year Merle Steinau. Photo courtesy of Janard Jones/Lasell Athletics

Sophomore goalie Courtney Tello saved another close call six minutes into the second period, but the ball saw both sides of the field evenly. At 5:11 senior Sherdian Blaha got a breakaway from midfield, and scored a cross shot into the upper left corner of the goal, assisted by Stark. Ending the second period 2-0 Lasell.

“This team has been putting in the work for the last month that we’ve been together, and our biggest focus has been to play the full 60 minutes, the entire game,” said Tello.

The second half got off to a sluggish start until Nichols first-year Taylor Breen found the back of four minutes in. It was her sixth goal of the season.

Senior Sheridan Blaha pushes the ball up the field for the Lasers. Courtesy of Janard Jones/Lasell Athletics

Breen is now tied for first in goals as well as points in the Commonwealth Coastal Conference (CCC). Ending the third, the Lasers still led the Bisons 2-1.

Entering the last period of the game, both teams were eager to score. At 12:06 Ahaesy got the ball in front of the Lasers’ goal, but Tello was able to clear it before she got control. In response, Blaha got a close shot on the Bisons goal at 8:22, but was unable to find the back of the goal.

“Tonight’s game showed true grit and we were the team that showed up and wanted it more,” said Tello. “I couldn’t be more proud of the girls for not only the effort that they have been putting in all season, but also for their work that extends to off the field.”

With the Bisons unable to find a game tying goal, the match ended 2-1 in favor of the Lasers. The win moves the Lasers to 4-2 on the season.

Junior Lisa Ortiz defends the Lasers' goal on a corner. Photo courtesy of Janard Jones/Lasell Athletics

“I think that the biggest thing to know about our team is that when we win, we win together, and when we don’t get the outcome we want, we hold ourselves accountable,” said Tello.

The next match for field hockey is September 24th at noon. The Lasers will take on Colby-Sawyer in New London, N.H.


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