By Alex Lefkowitz (Sports Editor).
WRENTHAM, MASS — The Eagles could not get much past all-hock King Philip goaltender Paul Macrina in their 14-7 loss Wednesday afternoon.
Unlike their first game against Westwood, Sharon did not start the game out fast. King Philip took a quick 2-0 lead before junior Spencer Hall ripped one past Macrina.
“We just started out really slow. Our defense was not playing well. Our offense was not playing well. It felt like we were really timid,” junior goalie Jonny Greenberg said
“We were as cold as the weather,” Greenberg added.
In the second quarter, KP continued to attack the Eagles. Offensively, a lone goal by Chase Waxman was all Sharon could muster. By the end of the first half, the Warriors seemed to have sealed the deal with a commanding a 9-2 lead.
“That second quarter was frustrating,” senior middie Xavier Hackett said.
“We gotta tighten up and work together if we want to see results,” Hackett added.
At the start of the third quarter, it seemed like the tides could be shifting. Sophomore Sam Spencer and junior Kadin Nestler scored two quick goals to cut the Warrior lead to five. However, Sharon could not capitalize on this momentum as the Warriors went on to score the next four goals.
“I think it just shows how well we can play when we care, but we struggle keeping a high level of effort,” attackman Sam Spencer said.
“We gotta show more heart,” Spencer added.
With the game out of hand in the fourth quarter, senior Jack Lesser along with Waxman and Hall scored to make the score closer than the game appeared. When it was all said and done, Sharon lost 14-7.
However, despite the varsity loss, JV won 5-1 against the Warriors in a game in which the Eagles seemed to possess the ball for greater than 40 of the 48 minutes.
“I enjoyed basically having the game off,” junior JV defender Nathan Pomerantz said.
“It was one of the greatest played games I’ve ever been apart of,” sophomore JV attackman Brandon Buckman said.
With the upcoming ACTs, the game against Franklin on Saturday has been rescheduled to a later date in April, meaning next up for Sharon is a playoff rematch against Medway on April 18th.