If not for a bad five minute stretch in their first round match in the MIAA Division 2 South tournament, the story might be different Foxboro Warriors field hockey team. Despite holding an advantage in shots and short corners in the 2-0 lost to #11 Medway, #6 Foxboro could not find the finishing touch to get a goal past the Mustangs.
"I can’t say they didn’t give 110% effort. The effort was there, we just had a lot of chances we couldn’t finishes," Foxboro head coach Melissa Bordieri said.
The Warriors did a good job of controlling the first 5-10 minutes of the game but shortly after a timeout, the Mustangs got on the board with a goal from Kelsey Shea from Katie Peters.
About five minutes later, Kayla Kenney put Medfield up 2-0 with a goal from the right post off a short corner with 18:33 left in the first half.
Foxboro was able to earn multiple chances in the second half but wide shots and saves by Maddie Lamson preserved the clean sheet for Medway.
"We had opportunities to put the ball in the net, especially in those final minutes we had plenty of chances," Bordieri said.
With 17:03 left to play, a pass inside the circle almost found Meredith Cronin but Lamson was able to kick the ball away just before Cronin could get a touch.
Later in the half on one of the eight Warriors' short corners of the second half, Morgan Ames had a good look at the net with about 3 minutes to play but was denied on the attempt.
The Warriors finish the season with a record of 11-5-3 while Medway will play #3 West Bridgewater on Nov. 3.