06/08/2023 7:31 am
The Lincoln Sudbury Warriors squeaked by Hingham High on the back of two sophomores, midfielder Ella Ryan and goalkeeper Lydia Mossi.
Mossi was solid all night in between the pipes putting together a noteworthy performance with 7 saves and only 4 goals allowed. To boot, she had a shutout in the second half.
Ryan was relatively quiet in the first, but later found her groove down the stretch. Just before time expired in the first, she notched a hard earned scoring opportunity by evading two defenders on top of the 8 meter to get to the cage. This was the the tide change the girl’s needed.
Ryan went on to score 3 back to back to back goals in the second to seal the deal for the home team. Ryan finished with 4 goals, 2 caused turnovers, and 2 draw controls.
Both only sophomores, the lights proved to not be too bright for the young duo.
And what they might lack in experience, they make up for in courage.
It appears the moment does not overwhelm them. This is their second time suiting up for a second round state playoff game, and they appeared to feel comfortable out there alongside some upperclassmen leaders
One of the great leaders of this quad, Lydia Canavan, had a powerhouse showing on defense this evening. Canavan stunned the Hingham offense twice towards the end of the first half which helped change the tides alongside Ella Ryan’s goal.
After one smooth interception on a skip pass across the 12, Canavan took off down broadway. Only when the slide finally came did she dump the ball to senior Reagan Malo. Malo dunked it home, and the Warriors never looked back.
Canavan created 4 more possessions in the second half off of interceptions paired with her tenacious work on the draw circle (1 A, 6 CT, 3 DC).
Though the talk around town is now ‘can they really win it all after that?’ the LS faithfuls know they certainly can.
LS will play the winner of Central Catholic, Chelmsford this Saturday at home in the third round with a chance to advance to the Final Four for the second year in a row.