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Field Hockey Defeats Newton North Tigers in Home Opener By chloe patel

Walpole Porkers took on the Newton North Tigers in their first game at Turco field, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, to pick up their first win of the season with a final score of 8-0.

With over 40 shots on goal through the game, and 0 shots on their own cage, Walpole dominated this contest. Even against an impressive goalie, the Porkers were able to score many points early on. Less than 30 seconds into the game, senior captain Audra Tosone scored the first Porker goal of the season. Minutes later, junior Sydney Scales tallied the second goal.

Tosone sets up to pass to a teammate.

“It’s always good to start off with a win,” senior captain Hanna Jacobs said, “We have a very talented and hardworking team this year.”

Throughout the rest of the first half, Tosone and Scales each scored one again.

“We made some adjustments at halftime that were all great,” Jen Quinn said, “The girls talked through it at halftime. They made comments and they fixed it.”

Freshman Natalie Griffin dribbles the ball up field (Photos/Chloe Patel)

During the first few moments of the second half, Skulski scored, putting the Porkers up 5-0. Tosone struck again later in the half, and senior Emery Murphy closed the night with two goals.

“We got a lot of shots off and played as a team,” senior captain Caileen Quinn said, “Today was a good first start in preparation for a big game against Needham on Friday.”

The Porkers took on the Needham Rockets at Turco field on Friday, Sept. 7, winning 4-1. Their next game is at Weymouth on Wednesday, Sept 12.

“The key to our victory was definitely our mental toughness and motivation,” Skulski said, “It was good to see our hours of practice pay off on the field.”

Caileen Quinn sets up for a free hit on the offensive 25 yard line.

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