There wasn’t much more that Foxborough High girls' lacrosse coach Britney Jamison could of asked for in her first game at the helm of the girls’ lacrosse team, a 20-4 win over Bellingham at home, Friday afternoon.
With three players scoring hat tricks and nine different scorers overall, there were few complainents from Jamison after her first win as head coach.
“It's a great confidence booster for myself and the team. They worked really hard all week,” Jamison said.
With a new coach, it's been a fresh start for the program. With better conditioning and focus, the team is ready to produce results for their new coach.
“The girls work harder at practice and take it more serious than last year,” senior captain Kelsie Morahan said.
“I feel that everyone gives 100-percent now,” fellow senior captain Abby Tepper added.
With an offense that rarely gave up possession of the ball, the Warriors had no problem defeating the Bellingham.
It only took 80 seconds for the Warriors to get on the board as a wide open Morahan had plenty of space to work with and had no problem rushing the net for the opening score.
Three more goal in the opening 10 minutes gave the Warriors a quick 4-0 lead as the Blackhawks’ defense struggled to keep up with Foxborough.
Earlier work on neutral zone play payed off for the Warriors as the Blackhawks struggled to get the ball into the Warriors’ defensive zone if not to midfield.
“Thursday that’s what we really did for an hour and a half,” Jamison said. “They really showed up today and did exactly what we worked on in practice.”
Later in the half, Cassandra Thibault tried to give life to Bellingham with a couple of goals by way of crashing the net to get the Blackhawks on the board.
“She’s definitely not afraid on offense or defense,” Bellingham coach Lynn Mysiuk said. “She’ll definitely pick up the slack when she see she needs to give it 110-percent.”
Despite the signs of life from Bellingham, the goals kept coming for as a low shot from the left by Morahan with seconds remaining in the half gave the Warriors a 14-2 lead at halftime.
A few more goals from Hannah Walsh, Genne Rogan, and Tepper made life worse for the Blackhawks as the Warriors opened the season with a 16-goal victory.
Morahan, Tepper, and Walsh all led scoring with three goals each. Morahan also added three assists to her efforts while Tepper had an assist. Genne Rogan and Katie Notarangelo both scored two goals for the Warriors. Morgan Ames had two goals and an assists. In net goalie, Cecillia Lynch had six saves in her debut at the position.
The Warriors start league play on April 3 when they play Sharon at 3:45 p.m. at State School Field.