ARHS field hockey dribbles past Marlborough

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ARHS field hockey dribbles past Marlborough
Algonquin’s Gigi Rhind knocks the ball down during the field hockey game against Marlborough at Marlborough High School on September 19, 2022. (Photo/Dan Holmes)

MARLBOROUGH – The Algonquin Regional High School girls varsity field hockey team beat Marlborough 5-2 on the Panthers home turf Sept. 19. 

Algonquin Head Coach Jennifer Brown said her team has been playing “really pretty hockey” this season. 

She added, “They are playing great … we were just trying to find fits for certain positions and I think that we finally got where we needed to be.” 

In preparation for the game, Marlborough Head Coach Michaella Mahoney said the team has been watching films of previous games and utilizing practice times to hone skills for the next game. 

She said that so far this season the girls have “shown a lot of grit,” despite playing in a “tough league.” 

Mahoney attributes the girls’ success to a “strong” senior leadership and the girls “always remembering to have fun.”

“They have creative themed outfits for game days while at school and sing-alongs on bus rides home. …  It’s great because even after defeat they bounce back and are a positive group,” Mahoney said. 

She added, “I admire the traditions that the FH program has at MHS. The girls have already been asking when the Halloween costume practice will be.” 

Before the Panthers play in a game, Mahoney said the team huddles together to reiterate their goals for the game and then the captains lead the girls into a motivational chant. 

With the goal of “being better people and players” than when the season began, Mahoney said the team is working hard each day to continue to enhance the Marlborough field hockey program. 

“Making improvements every day is something we are stressing. Including celebrating little victories to highlight improvements,” she said. 

The next game for Algonquin Regional High School will be against Shrewsbury High School. The next game for Marlborough will be versus Nashoba High School. Both games will take place on Sept. 28.

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