The Everett High field hockey team earned its first win of the season with a dramatic 2-1 victory at Malden Friday evening. The winning goal came off the stick of Lauren Sosa on a penalty corner with no time remaining on the clock. However, the rules require that penalty corners must be played out even if time has expired. The Lady Crimson Tide had three successive penalty corners before Sosa was able to convert a shot past the Medford goalie.
“Melissa O’Donnell huddled with the team before the penalty corner and told everyone to crash the net, which they did, and the result was the winning goal,” said an elated EHS head coach Janet Colameta.
Sosa’s winning tally marked the culmination of a tremendous effort by the Lady Crimson Tide throughout the entire previous 60 minutes. “It was a total team effort all the way,” said Colameta. “Our captains, Sashae Walls and Yasmine Akib, played their hearts out, as did everyone on the field.”
Goalie Sam Fudge made 11 saves on the night with defenseman Casey Brennan in particular making some key defensive plays.
Malden had jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the first half, but speedy Dachelande Joseph notched the equalizer before the intermission to knot matters at 1-1 and set the stage for the dramatics at the end.
Everett had dropped a 6-1 decision three days earlier to Danvers of the Northeastern Conference. Nancy Nguyen scored the Everett marker.
Colameta and her crew took on Marblehead Monday and will host former GBL foe Revere Friday. The Lady Crimson Tide will travel to Bishop Fenwick next Tuesday.