“Every game it’s kind of been someone different,” Chase said. “We’ve just had one person get fired up and she gets the rest of the team going. Today, it was Phoebe. It’s been other players in past games, but today was just her day.”
Catherine Ecker gave the Generals an 11-6 lead with 11:30 to go, but Fenwick began increasing its pressure shortly after.
Annette Ruggiero cut it to 11-7 with 10:48 to go and Tessa McLaughlin produced back-to-back goals in a 20-second span with about a minute to go. But Santin provided a little cushion for H-W and Fenwick ran out of time.
Shaw ended up with four goals and one assist for the Generals; Ecker added three goals and one helper, and Molly Eagar and Santin each produced two goals and one assist. Grace Papp also scored for Hamilton-Wenham.
McLaughlin scored four times for Fenwick while Ruggiero had three goals. Lexie Rose rounded out the Crusaders’ scoring with two goals and one assist.
“I don’t know for sure, but I feel like we controlled the ball more in the second half. I think we probably won the time of possession battle (in the second half), but we just couldn’t generate anything offensively and they played pretty good defense,” Guillemette said. “We couldn’t get any kind of momentum going. It was one of those games where the ball just didn’t bounce our way.”