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November 8, 2012

The top seed's winning formula

Farrell, Sedler provide strength at both ends of field for Pentucket

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Things continued to build for Farrell when he notched a hat trick against Triton two games later, and he’s never looked back, including scoring two goals against Dracut in the tournament’s first round.

“I’m at a loss for words right now,” Farrell says. “Going into my senior year, I wanted to have a big impact and to feel, when the season was over, that I wanted to be able to look back and have no regrets. I wanted to feel that I had a wonderful time and I couldn’t imagine playing with anyone else. This team has just been a family to me. I love it.”

Anchoring that family is Sedler, who seems to have been born in net. The sophomore has been playing since he was 7 and moved into goal soon after. This season Sedler has only let up nine goals for a 0.67 GAA and is perfect in the tournament so far.

“I was always good in net, so that’s where I stayed,” Sedler states simply. “It’s the aspect of being the last person on the field, and I think that I handle that well. I love seeing the whole field and communicating with the team. I don’t know if I thought that at the age of 12, but it was really fun for me.”

Sedler says that the key to the Sachems’ success this year is their communication and unity. He also gives thanks to his center backs, Ben Craig and Jake Chory, for shutting things down before the ball gets to him. But when it does, he admits to finding the high-pressure moments the most fun.

“That’s when I love playing,” Sedler says of those penalty-kick moments. “Because if you’re not serious the whole time, if you’re not in the game, then when something like that comes up, you won’t be ready. If you’re mentally prepared, that’s all you need.”

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