Weston Dover-Sherborn hockey team falls to Ashland

John Gigian, Staff Writer

The Weston Dover-Sherborn boys varsity hockey team suffered their fourth loss of the season in Natick on January 9, falling to Ashland by a final score of 4-0 on home ice at William L. Chase Arena.

Over the course of the close game, the match ended with three Ashland goals in the final period, including an empty netter that put the game out of reach for Weston Dover-Sherborn.

Junior goalie Zach Korbin allowed three goals in the game. Korbin conveyed his feelings on his performance.

“I feel I played pretty well and I made a few big saves, but Ashland took advantage of the minimal mistakes that I made, which hurt the team. As goalie, any mistake that I make will lead to a goal. As such, I have to be even better for us to have a chance to win in the future,” Korbin explained.

Junior forward Blaise Trodden illustrated how the lack of physicality hurt Weston in the loss.

“We played well positionally, but we didn’t give hits when we needed to, which resulted in numerous quality scoring chances for them,” Trodden explained. “They scored three goals with our goalie in net, and all three were a result of not making the hit against the Ashland players who just skated through with their heads down.”

Junior forward Matthew Roan explained how the team can use the loss to move forward and improve in the future.

“We just have to keep playing our brand of hockey and play smarter and stronger next time,” Roan explained.

Since this game, the Weston Dover-Sherborn have put together better performances winning five of their past nine games. Trodden explained the turnaround the team has had over the past few weeks.

“We’ve been crashing the net a lot and getting more dirty goals than snipes,” Trodden stated.

The Weston Dover-Sherborn record sits at 7-8-3 as they prepare to play at Bellingham on February 16.