Field Hockey : A look back at a great season

Morgan Derby

The FHS field hockey team played Mansfield in the semi-finals of their postseason tournament on Wednesday, November 11. During their season, the Franklin girls had a 16-3-2 record which made for a great year for them.

The score was 0-0 throughout most of game up until the last 40.5 seconds where Mansfield received a penalty stroke in which Caitlin Whitman scored. The game ended in a 1-0 win for Mansfield and the end to a great season for the Franklin field hockey girls.

“We fought our hearts out until the end. I couldn’t be more proud of everyone on the field and on the bench. We really showed everyone what Franklin Field Hockey is  about… Family, perseverance, and courage” said varsity captain, Kenzie Pleshaw.

“Getting to spend everyday with these girls made us grow so close. We are a family, and we are all so thankful and proud about how far we have come this year. Especially with 13 seniors it’s going to be really hard to say goodbye to everyone” commented another varsity captain, Maddie Gendreau.

Despite the tough loss, the girls showed who they were as a team by wearing ribbons for Casey Dunne from Noble and Greenough School who passed away of a brain aneurysm during her team’s practice. In addition to the ribbons, ‘ML 99’ was worn on their arms for Maddie Lamson, number 99 on Medway’s field hockey team,  from Medway High School who passed away in a car accident in Franklin.

“The girls gave it their all and left it all on the field.  Unfortunately, we came up just short on a tough call.  I’m proud of the season we had both on and off the field, and I will greatly miss the 13 Seniors.” said varsity coach, Lisa Cropper.