HINGHAM, Mass. -- Tuesday's tilt between Woburn and host Hingham at the Hingham Hockey Showcase was a strange, sloppy affair.
Passes went awry, opportunities were missed, and the energy was up and down. The final product was a 0-0 tie and a 1-1 shootout tie afterward.
After the game, both coaches had very different views of the preceding affair.
“I'm just unhappy,” Woburn coach Bob MacCurtain said. “We left our legs in Woburn. We couldn't complete passes, feet weren't moving. Overall, just not good.
“I think that our kids need to take a look at this, take a step back, and decide they want to be better than that.”
“It was a fun game to part of,”Hingham head coach Tom Findley said. “I thought the team played fantastic. That's us in a nutshell. It's hard for us to score goals sometimes, but our kids compete every minute of the game. Today I think was a good learning curve for us and they can get prepared for the tournament. That was a great team we played.”
Woburn outshot the Harborwomen 17-14 ,but were unable to finish despite having the preponderance of chances. Hingham's Taylor Walsh and Courtney Davis were the stars of the game.
For Walsh it was more than just the saves as her positioning forced Woburn several times to adjust before taking a shot off the rebound which allowed the Hingham defense to clear the puck out of danger. Hingham was able to turn those clearances into sustained possessions and keep the Tanners off balance.
“We didn't lose a lot of pucks between the tops of the faceoff circle in our defensive zone and the red line,” Findley said. “When you turnover pucks in that area they're either in your net or odd man rushes back the other way. We were able to get pucks out, make some decent passes, and get pucks deep.”
The lone offensive highlight came in the shootout when Hingham's Catherine Linehan pulled the puck back on a dangle, faked Davis out of position, and calmly slid the puck into the net.
Hannah Sullivan had the shootout goal for Woburn.