Small, tough field hockey team takes on Westport
Despite having a team so small there aren’t substitute players, the Wareham Vikings field hockey team is staying positive.
This year, the school only has one team, so there are five first-time field hockey players playing varsity.
Nevertheless, “It’s awesome to be back,” said Captain Mattie Peckham.
This is the team’s first full-length season since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The team played an abbreviated season in the spring, but with only seven players on the field.
Now that the team is back with a full 11 players on the field, Coach Molly Kosboski said, “It’s like learning to play all over again.”
She said she’s proud of all her players, all of whom have been working and playing hard — many spending the whole game on the field.
“So much running,” said Captain Carly Delgado.
Delgado said that the team has a strong bond, and that the more experienced players are working to be good role models.
The captains said they hope to see more players join the team next year.
“You pick it up easy if you’re into it,” Delgado said.
“Our team is so welcoming, too,” Peckham added.
The team lost 2-0 against Westport on Sept. 27.
The team’s next home game will be against Southeastern Regional Voc. Tech at 3:45 p.m. on Oct. 5.