During the first half, Walpole connected the majority of their passes and had good runs towards the Tigers goal with help of senior midfielders Aidan Murray, Conor McDonough and junior midfielder Dan Colbert.
When Colbert was making his way down field, two Tigers double-teamed him and caused him to fall to the ground. Colbert limped off the field and did not return. His absence affected the chemistry between the three midfielders.
“After the loss of Colbert, we were hurt in the midfield since he is such a big presence on the field,” Brady said.
Head Coach, Lee Delaney, substituted senior Darius Martinez in for injured player, Dan Colbert. Adjusting to the change, Senior Mike Dicenzo moved from stopper to center midfield and Martinez took Dicenzo’s original position as stopper.