The regular season belonged to the Barrington High School field hockey team, but Moses Brown owned the finals.
On Sunday, Nov. 3, formerly undefeated Barrington lost to Moses Brown in the Division 1 State Championship, 3-0. It was the second straight year Barrington fell to Moses Brown in the finals.
When the two teams faced off in October, that game ended in a tie, the only non-win the Eagles had during the regular season.
“I think we had a great season,” said co-captain Sarah Carlson. “We’re a little hurt about the loss. We knew what to expect (from Moses Brown).”
Two of the Quakers’ goals were scored in the first half, both the result of corner shot opportunities presented by Barrington penalties.
Twenty eight minutes into the second half it looked as though the Eagles were going to score after getting corner shots from Quaker penalties, but their three consecutive attempts were deflected.
Six minutes later, Moses Brown moved the ball toward the Eagles’ net where goalie Sophie Faxon prevented several shots from going in. Continuing the offensive pressure, Moses Brown finally managed to slip a third shot into the Eagles’ net.
Despite losing the state title in a shut-out, head coach Lee Markowski and the team appeared to take the loss in stride.
“Their goalie had a great game,” Ms. Markowski said after the game. “They capitalized on their opportunities, we didn’t. What can I say?”