A hat trick by senior Lily Smith was more than enough for No. 14 Duxbury in a 7-0 field hockey road win against Pembroke on Wednesday afternoon.
Smith now leads her team with 13 goals this season, surpassing her identical twin Katie (12). Katie, a cocaptain, scored the game’s first goal 18 minutes into the first half.
“The leaders of the team are very generous. Everyone on the team wants to see everyone succeed,” said Duxbury coach Terry Vandewater, who watched her club improve to 9-0-1.
Senior Ally Hammel scored the second goal in the first half off of an assist from her cocaptain Zoe Griffin.
Griffin also assisted on Lily’s first goal, two minutes into the second half. Just three minutes later, Lily scored her second goal off of an assist from her sister. Two minutes later, she completed the hat trick.
With a 5-0 lead, it looked as if Duxbury had accomplished everything it wanted. However, the team still found energy to cheer when sophomore Peyton Donato scored her first varsity goal. She was called up on Tuesday.
“Everyone was cheering, jumping up and down all so proud of her,” Vandewater said. “It’s a very tight-knit group.”
The coach said playing on Duxbury’s state champion hockey team last year would help Donato in her field hockey career.
Senior Caroline O’Connor’s goal capped the scoring. Maggie Connelly earned her seventh shutout.
Marshfield 1, Sandwich 0 — Senior Katie Wheeler scored for the Rams.
Lynnfield 3, Hamilton-Wenham 2 — Junior midfielder Bailey Fanikos scored a hat trick for the Pioneers (6-3-1).
Manchester Essex 1, Masconomet 1 — Senior forward Brittany Smith scored in the first half for the Hornets (9-0-2). The Chieftains’ Maddie LaFreniere tied it.
Lowell 6, Haverhill 1 — Senior forward Hannah Gabriel notched a hat trick and senior forward Jordan McCarthy scored twice for the Red Raiders (4-3-1).
Apponequet 6, Wareham 0 — Senior Kara Storms had two goals and an assist.
Somerville 1, Medford 0 — Junior Joao Bateista scored his first varsity goal. Luis Guerra had eight saves for his fourth shutout.
St. John’s Prep 3, Malden Catholic 0 — Mike Lanza, Greg French, and Matt Chilton each netted a goal.
Arlington Catholic 1, Archbishop Williams 0 — Cougars junior Connor Lopes netted the game’s only score to hand the Bishops their first loss of the season.
Minuteman 3, Presentation of Mary 0 — Sophomore goalie Hailey Rice registered her fifth shutout for the Mustangs (6-2-3).
Arlington Catholic 1, Archbishop Williams 0 — Senior Haleigh Butler scored for the Cougars. Goalkeeper Jenny Corso tallied her second straight shutout.
Weymouth 15, Braintree 50 — Zach Prescott won the 2.8- mile race in 15:06.