On Saturday afternoon, the Reading Rockets Field Hockey varsity girls team advanced to the MIAA Division 2 State Championship Final 4! The Canton Bulldogs got off to an early 1-0 lead in the second quarter but Reading would tie it up 1-1 by the end of that quarter with a goal by Libby Quinn. The 3rd and 4th quarters were predominantly controlled by the Rockets with Canton only getting past the 50 yard line a handful of times. As time ticked away, Reading would have a chance to win it on a penalty shot but was unsuccessful and the game would head into overtime.
In overtime, the Rockets once again dominated the field, this time with a 7 on 7 overtime matchup. Autumn Mathews would eventually score the game winner for the 2-1 win by the Rockets! This marks the Rockets first semifinal appearance in the State Championship since their 2004 season.
The Number 1 seed Rockets will play the Number 4 seed Hingham this Tuesday, November 14th at Canton High School starting at 6PM.
Below are some additional photos from the game: