Norwalk Field Hockey Loses a Nail Biter Against Crosstown Rival, McMahon

Norwalk goes down with a fight, ending their season.

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Bryan Lowden, Content Creator - B.C.S.N.

On Friday, November 5, the Bears headed into a new game with a 4-5 record, ready to take on their crosstown rival, Brien McMahon High School. In exchange for the regular postseason, the CIAC put together what is known as the “postseason experience.” The Norwalk v McMahon game was the first round of the “postseason experience.”

The game started with high amounts of energy coming from both benches to try and keep their season alive. With a quick possession of the ball, Norwalk headed down the field and got exactly what they called for, a corner. As senior captain, Lia L’archevesque pushed the ball into play, junior Gemma Warde slapped the ball into the back of the goal giving Norwalk a 1-0 lead, only two minutes into gameplay. McMahon’s defense stepped up from there, only letting a

Grace L’archevesque pushing the ball upfield.

few shots on goal for the remainder of the half due to the ball staying in the middle part of the field most of the time.

Starting in the second half, McMahon got the ball down the field, putting the ball in the goal tying the game at one. Norwalk still controlled possession of the ball for most of the game, but they could not find a way to complete the job in the second half, which sent the game into overtime.

The field hockey game went into overtime, making breakaways and opportunities a lot more frequent. Both teams had chances, but neither team could find a way to get it past either goalie. After the first overtime, the game was still tied, which pushed it into double overtime. McMahon controlled the ball early into the 2-OT, sending it down the field. The ball found a McMahon player in Norwalk’s circle. She hit the ball into the goal, ending the game with a final score of 2-1.

After a tough loss, this concluded the Norwalk High School Field Hockey teams season. Their final record was 4-6. It was not an easy season for the Bears, although they battled every game with a ton of grit, pushing their limits.

As a special tribute to all of the seniors who put their hearts into the Field Hockey program the past four years, shoutout to Tessa Albrecht (Captain), Briana Muro (Captain), Lia L’archevesque (Captain), Lauren Miller, Jana Calderon, Hailey Roy, and Claire McKinnon. The team looks to work hard this offseason, seeking a revenge tour next season.