Swampscott’s Isabella Modica had one assist in a win over North Middlesex in the Division 3 Round of 32 Sunday. (Item Photo: Jakob Menendez)

Swampscott field hockey blanks North Middlesex in Division 3 Round of 32

SWAMPSCOTT -- The No. 5 Swampscott field hockey team had the home field advantage to start off the playoffs and made it count, shutting out No. 28 North Middlesex by a score 4-0 in a Division 3 tournament Round of 32 game Sunday afternoon at Blocksidge Field. 

Sydney Marshall led the way for the Big Blue with two goals, while Sawyer Groothius notched one goal and one assist. Brooke Waters added one goal, while Olivia Baran, Lucy Brown and Isabella Modica each had one assist. Goalie Chloe Rakauskas notched six saves to earn the shutout in net. 

"I think talking in the huddle before the game, we knew coming out and scoring in the first couple of minutes would be huge for us," said Modica, a team captain. "Getting that early goal really kept the intensity up…

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