Algonquin tops Marlborough, advances to semi-finals

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By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

Algonquin’s Macey Poitras-Cote looks to clear the ball away from several Marlborough attackers.

Northborough – The second-seed Algonquin Regional High School field hockey team defeated seventh-seed Marlborough by a score of 3-1 in a Central Mass. Division 1 quarter-final playoff game Nov. 1 at the New England Baseball Complex.

Algonquin took control with first half goals by Alex Moll and Day Ruffo.  In the second half, Jackie McKinnon scored a goal for Marlborough, but Grace Ammon netted Algonquin’s final goal to seal the win.

Algonquin (16-1-2) advances to play Wachusett in the semi-finals.  The game will be played Monday, Nov 4 at Grafton High School.  Marlborough completes their season with an overall 10-6-3 record.

Algonquin’s Alex Moll and Marlborough’s Allison Keenan battle for control of the ball.
Marlborough’s Amy Shanahan maneuvers around an Algonquin defender.
Marlborough’s Jackie McKinnon races downfield with the ball while being pursued by Algonquin’s Heather Hodgkins.