A Field Hockey Season to Remember


Kyle Gregoire, Staff Writer

The final seconds of the Field Hockey quarter final tick by. The score is practically set in stone as little time remains. When the clock hits zero, the Goffstown Field Hockey team will have pulled off the biggest upset of the season against the number one seeded Hanover. The final score will be 2-1 in a thrilling game with many twists and turns. With this win, Goffstown will have a lot of momentum going into their next game, the semifinal, against Lebanon, this is just one of many ups in a crazy season, where Goffstown scrapped into the playoffs.

Goffstown had to play the number one seeded Hanover. Hanover happened to be undefeated on the season. The two teams met three weeks before in the beginning of October, where Hanover convincingly beat Goffstown 3-1. However, it did not seem to affect the team at all, as Goffstown ended up upsetting Hanover 2-1 in the quarterfinal round. The team was ecstatic and could not wait to continue their playoff run.

Coach Brown, head coach of the team, could not have been more excited about the team’s win. When asked about how she felt after the fact and going into the next game she said, “I could not be more proud of this team, I didn’t have any doubt going into the game because of how fired up the girls were. We can’t stay off track for too long though. We have to move on to the next one.” Their next opponent would be the number five seeded Lebanon.

With this game they faced a little adversity. The game was scheduled for Tuesday of that week, but ended up getting postponed to Friday due to bad weather. The game was also going to take place at Exeter, which is a far drive for Goffstown. Nevertheless, Goffstown went into the game with a ton of momentum and ended up winning the game 2-1. The team had overwhelming support from Goffstown as the whole football team made the journey to support them. The team was now in the finals and could not be more excited. However, they now had to rest up quickly as their championship was on Sunday.

Here is where the team may have been a little worried heading into this game. With just one day to rest and prepare for the incoming Portsmouth, there was not much the team could do in the short amount of time. The only positive to the game was that it was in Bedford. Unfortunately, the team ended up losing in a blowout loss, 0-6. Their playoff run ended in the worst kind of heartbreak for any team.

When asked about how she felt about the season, Coach Brown stated “Obviously, the season didn’t end the way we wanted it too, however, I feel that the team should not keep their heads down. We made it very far into the playoffs and even the championship and I feel like that’s not something that should be taken lightly. The team did great and I could not be more proud of each and every one of them.”