WORCESTER – Uxbridge head coach Kelly Rosborough’s sister was on the one Spartans subject hockey crew to ever make the Final Four up till 2021 – again in 1999.
The tide has modified.
With a 4-0 win over third-seeded Monomoy within the Div. 4 state closing at WPI on Saturday, No. 1 Uxbridge (22-1) pulled off its third straight state title, becoming a member of Watertown and Walpole as the one applications in MIAA subject hockey historical past to ever three-peat.
Young star energy as soon as once more was on the forefront, with sophomore Julianna Casucci and eighth-grader Ava Rosborough every discovering the again of the cage twice in opposition to an in any other case robust Sharks (17-3-3) defensive effort. Monomoy answered with loads of transitions into the offensive finish, however the Uxbridge protection performed super to diffuse most threats.
“Every championship has a special meaning,” Kelly Rosborough mentioned. “We’ve just been fortunate to have this team and to have this crew. Each year they deliver, and it’s just as magical as the first time.”
The Spartans introduced a load of offensive strain straight away, which the Sharks largely staved off in a detailed first quarter. Casucci’s objective 5 minutes in was the one objective of the sport up till she scored once more with six seconds left within the half for a 2-0 lead.
Monomoy was removed from out of the sport, dialing up a bevy of harmful breakaway transitions. It typically discovered itself with only one defender to beat down the sidelines, however Uxbridge’s Bailey Dzivasen (junior), Addie Blood (freshman) and Madison Cammuso (freshman) every successfully minimize off the lanes to sluggish, or finish, the risk.
Much of it the Sharks’ surge got here within the third quarter, however the protection and goalie Julia Brynn Okenquist (three saves) held onto the shutout.
“I have to give credit to my defense,” Kelly Rosborough mentioned. “(Dzivasen) 100 percent came to play and we were so thankful to have her on that field.”
“They came up with new strategies, and we just adjusted very well … we just communicated really well,” Dzivasen added. “It’s amazing (to win). We worked so hard all year for this, especially this game – we had a fire under our belt because we wanted that sign with the three-peat.”
Once Uxbridge settled down, Ava Rosborough scored the insurance coverage objectives within the third and fourth quarters.