On Thursday night, the Eastbrook Panthers put the finishing touches on another tremendous regular season, defeating the South Adams Starfires by a score of 3-1.
Sarah Foulk notched a hat trick, scoring all three goals, while Johwen McKim and Natalie Lakanen each picked up an assist. In the net, Gabby Scott made 11 saves, and the defensive unit, as a whole, locked down the Starfires’ attack all evening.
“I definitely think our defense did a great job tonight,” Eastbrook Head Coach Jamie Hallis said. “South Adams has had a really good season, and there are some girls that are very quick and good on the ball. My defense held really well tonight, and [they] did a good job adjusting. Up [top,] Sarah and Natalie Lakanen and Johwen McKim – the three of them did a great job creating offense.
“It was a good game, and it was a good challenge for us.”
With a first round bye, the Panthers have some time to regroup and recuperate before their playoff run begins.
“I’m hoping that [after the] week of rest, we will have everybody back and at their full potential,” Hallis said. “We are going to keep focusing on strengthening our defense…and then continuing to work through our offense and figuring out exactly what we want to do.”