October 7, 2020 - Story and Photos by Joshua Ross
After a disappointing 1-0 loss to Marshfield to open their season last week, the boys soccer team bounced back with a 3-2 win over Plymouth North at home on Tuesday afternoon. The Harbormen's first goal came from Senior Andrew Teague in the first quarter. That was followed up in the second quarter by a goal from Senior Paul Forbes who beat North's goalkeeper to the ball and chipped it over his head to give Hingham a 2-1 lead. In the third quarter, Sophomore Cole Sampson beat multiple defenders, shooting with his opposite foot, and putting it in the net, making it 3-1 Hingham. Minutes later, Plymouth North answered with a goal of its own. The Harbormen played great defense for the rest of the game securing their first win of the season.
"I was pleased with today's game. We won." says Head Coach Ken Carlin. "We are finally getting to a point where we are starting to score some goals. It's because nobody has played anything since last year. We have good skills, but we are just getting the tactical part down now."
A combination of the layoff and new rules could make for a choppy game, but Coach Carlin is encouraged by his teams efforts.
"The new rules are a little different and I think we are pretty good at playing according to these new rules. We dominate games and if you dominate games you have a better chance to win."
The Harbormen's next game is Thursday at Whitman-Hanson.