Somerset Coach’s Son Scores Game Winning Goal In Field Hockey Playoff Win Over Canton’s Team Full Of Girls 2 Days After Scoring 3 Goals To Beat Hopkinton
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This happens every year whenever the playoffs start for High School field hockey. Somerset-Berkely played Canton tonight and won 3-2 in overtime:
Final (OT): Somerset-Berkeley 3, Canton 2. Lucas Crook nets the winner in overtime. #hockomock
— Ryan Lanigan (@R_Lanigan) November 8, 2017
You’ll notice the name Lucas. As in, he’s a dude. Playing field hockey. And he scored the game winning goal against Canton:
Lucas Crook rifled home the game-winning goal with 10:58 remaining in overtime, lifting Somerset Berkley to a 3-2 field hockey victory over visiting Canton on Wednesday and setting off a firestorm of emotions between both coaches. With the victory, top-seeded Somerset Berkley advances to Saturday’s Division 1 South Sectional finals against King Philip at Taunton High School. The time is to be determined.
“I think we were the best team today,” said a very upset Canton coach Chrissy O’Connor after the game. “I think they shouldn’t allow boys to play field hockey. It was very physical out there and how do you play against that? The officials didn’t keep control of that. “Clearly there is a difference (between boys and girls) and until the MIAA does something about it, this will continue to happen.”
It happens a lot with Lucas. He scored 3 of Somerset’s four goals in their win over Hopkinton just to make it to this game. He’s a junior now, but he made the all conference team as a freshman, scoring 24 goals in one season.
And guess who Lucas’ Mommy is…..
“It was a physical game,” said an emotional SB coach Jen Crook, the mother of Lucas. “We’re not used to playing physical like that.
Yup, she’s the coach! But she’s totally not used to playing a physical game, even though she has two boys on her team, who are physically stronger and faster naturally than their female opponents.
Gender is a social construct. This is what real social progress looks like. You go boy!! pic.twitter.com/dtu83HjRMI
— Party Waren Kebber (@WebbDawgTG) November 9, 2017
“We have two boys on the team who have been playing since the seventh grade. I didn’t ask them to play. They just love playing the sport. What am I supposed to do?”
What are you supposed to do? It’s your son. Tell him to play soccer or football. Like a boy. It doesn’t matter if they’re allowed to do it, it’s obviously wrong. And if you as the parent can’t see that, then you’re the problem.
But honestly, the kid should know better. He’s not in 7th grade anymore. He understands how this looks. He can feel himself having the advantages he has when he plays. Yes, Mom should ultimately be the one to tell him he can’t do this anymore, but at the same time he needs to man up and stop picking on girls. Perhaps his debut on Turtleboy Sports will convince him to pick a new sport. A boy’s sport.
Under MIAA rules, schools with boys on the field hockey team are forced to move up a division when it comes to tournament play. Somerset Berkley is already in Division 1, so there is no consequence for the Raiders.
Oh look, the MIAA is proving once again to be a useless organization that doesn’t know its elbow from its ass. They ONLY exist to screw over children and steal money from schools. It’s like they didn’t think this one through at all. The rule says that if you have a boy on your team you have to move up a division. By doing so they are admitting that boys give you an advantage. But obviously this rule only exists to affect schools that are below D1, since D1 schools cannot move up a division. If the MIAA were run by smart, competent people, then they would’ve made it clear that D1 schools cannot have boys on their team, since it’s impossible for them to move up a division.
Somerset Berkley’s Kara Desjarlais opened the game with a goal 2:07 into the contest, but the Bulldogs quickly responded with 23:55 left in the half on the first of two Kaitlyn Goyetch goals to make it 1-1. The hosts took a 2-1 lead into the break when Megan Salsinha scored after a mad scramble in front of the net with 3:36 left. Salsinha’s goal was assisted by Camryn Crook. Goyetch knotted the game at 2-2 with 20:53 to play and Canton goalie Riley Brown kept the game tied by making consecutive acrobatic saves with a little more than four minutes to play.
“I thought our defense played an outstanding game,” O’Connor said.
With 10:58 left in the 15-minute, sudden-death overtime, Crook, the Raiders’ leading scorer this season, blasted a shot past Brown, sending the Raiders into the South finals.
“It’s unfortunate a game like this has to be ruined by adults at the end,” said Coach Crook. “I thought they were very disrespectful after the game, not shaking the boys’ hands.”
Wrong. I’ll tell you what’s disrespectful. Sending your son out on the field in a skirt to beat up on girls.
— Party Waren Kebber (@WebbDawgTG) November 9, 2017
O’Connor disputed that fact, saying her team shook hands after the game.
“I’d love to have a conversation with her about that,” O’Connor said.
While the majority of the postgame talk revolved around the two Somerset Berkley boys (Alex Millar being the other), Jen Crook didn’t want the work of her team to go unnoticed.
“It’s not like the boys are doing all the work,” she said, “and I think this takes away from what the girls are doing.”
It’s amazing that the team that played with an obviously unfair advantage is the one whining about poor sportsmanship. If I were the coach of Canton I’d refuse to shake their hands as well. This is an absolute disgrace. Yes, I realize it happens every year. South Hadley and Dennis-Yarmouth are two schools that come to mind. But the kid and his mother should have enough common sense to realize that something is very, very wrong with this.
Here’s my question every time this debate comes up – how is letting boys play field hockey fair to all girls schools like Notre Dame Academy? They couldn’t put boys in skirts on the field if they wanted to because they don’t have any boys enrolled in the school. When the MIAA aligns divisions for soccer and cross country, they do so by the number of boys or girls enrolled in each school. Somerset has about 1,000 male and female students that they draw players from. In any other sport that would make them one of the biggest schools in the state. Canton only draws players from half their population, which obviously would mean they should be in a smaller division than Somerset. The whole thing makes zero sense.
The most insane part about this is that all the kid had to do was just SAY HE WAS A GIRL!! That’s a thing you can do right now and you get a friggin ESPY Award if you do so!! I’m not even gonna go into a tangent about that because we’ve done it a million times before. If you’re still buying into this transgender nonsense, knowing how easily it can be manipulated by men, then you’re an idiot. I have nothing more to say to you.
It’s just such a simple fix – boys play football and girls play field hockey. The end. Don’t like it? Move to Germany or New Zealand where men playing field hockey is a thing. You live in America, where men play football. Problem solved.