AUBURN, Mass. – Juniors Paige LaPearl and Jaime McNamara provided all the offense their team would need Wednesday, and the Auburn High School field hockey team's defense continued to stonewall all comers in a 2-0 whitewashing of Quaboag Regional High in Warren.
Auburn has started the season by winning all four of its games, all by shutout.
Senior goalkeeper Sarah Place made eight saves to keep her perfect streak alive.
The game was scoreless throughout the first half, but Auburn connected for its two goals in the second half. The first goal was scored by LaPearl on a penalty corner with 20 minutes left. McNamara dished out that assist.
Auburn didn’t waste any time extending its lead. The next goal came one minute later when McNamara fired one home. Sophomore Jordan Lavallee provided the assist.
On Monday, McNamara was the star of the game as Auburn defeated Northbridge, 4-0. McNamara had three unassisted goals and 10 shots on net. Lavallee added the other goal, which was assisted by McNamara.
The Auburn High boys cross country team gave Uxbridge its best shot Wednesday, but the runners from Auburn fell a few places short in the 2.75 mile meet, losing 27-30.
The top runners from Uxbridge finished in first, third, fourth, seventh and 12th place, while the top five Auburn runners came in second, fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth place. Auburn fell to 1-1 on the season and Uxbridge is perfect at 2-0.
Senior Matt Lavallee finished second overall and first for Auburn with a 2.75-mile time of 15:57. The other four runners who placed for Auburn included sophomore Matt Healey in 16:56, junior John Bylund in 16:57, junior Aidan Foley-Foster in 17:53 and sophomore Thomas Gannon in 17:54.
“We ran a short road course because of the mosquitoes in the woods. I think if we had them on a regular cross country run, which we were ready for, we would have had them,” said Coach Jim Gonyea. “They’re fast sprinters and we’re not. We’ll get them next time in the league meet at the end of the year.”
Other Auburn finishers included junior John Leger in 17:58, junior Kyle Quitadamo in 18:04, junior Kevin Foley-Foster in 18:16, junior Jacob Mikolajczyk in 18:48, junior Matt Nelson in 18:49, junior Tyler Ducharme in 19:15, junior Ryan Malakie in 20:04, junior Zach Peterson in 20:18, sophomore Colin Gallaway in 20:23, junior Chris Cubbedge in 21:36, sophomore Mike Maio in 22:42 and freshman Patrick Callahan in 22:48.