Brandon Buckman (Correspondent)
After twelve games of the 2018 season, Sharon boasts a record of 7-5. Winning four straight games, the Eagles have been on a roll and hope to punch a ticket to the playoffs.
The Eagles five tough losses come from King Philip(twice), Franklin, Shrewsbury, and Foxborough. Their seven wins have come from Taunton, Stoughton(twice), Canton, Milford, Pembroke, and North Attleboro.
Moving forward the Eagles schedule is favorable. With beatable upcoming opponents, Sharon is seeking to add to their win streak and run the table from there. With Mansfield and Attleboro being the next two opponents, Sharon has their sights set on the tournament.
Captain Spencer Hall has confidence in his team. “I feel like we can run the table with the schedule that we have and build momentum from there. We understand how big these upcoming games are,” Hall said.
Sharon’s defense has been impressive this far. They post one of the best defenses in the Hockomock league led by senior captain and goalie, Jonny Greenberg. Greenberg has been nothing but outstanding for Sharon.
Not only has Greenberg been great, but juniors Sam Spencer, Coleman Loftus, and Ronan McCabe have made huge contributions on defense as well. The Eagles have only allowed teams to score roughly six goals a game.
Spencer thinks that the Eagles need to keep up the aggressive play. “In order to beat the best teams, we got to play tougher in order to give ourselves a better chance,” said Spencer.
Junior attackman Mitchell Director understands how pivotal these next few games are. “We got to take care of business. We have to play more physical and make less mental mistakes,” said Director.
Offensively, Sharon struggled to begin the season, but have picked it up in their recent games. Junior midfielder Daniel Lilienfeld said, “We have to keep trusting the process and run our plays. We got to keep passing the ball fast and play smart in order to continue our success.”
The Eagles next game is against the Mansfield Hornets at their high school in a pivotal game for both teams. The Hornets post a record of 6-8 and need a victory in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.