Despite the fact that Masconomet controlled the ball on offense for nearly the entire game after the opening minutes, Beaulieu said she was happy with the effort her girls gave, particularly Cashman, who she said played outstanding and helped give her team a chance against one of the best teams on the schedule.
She added that not having Kaitlyn Muldowney hurt, but ultimately the rest of the team needed to step up.
“She’s one of our best players, she’s one of the top players in the league, but what are you going to do, she couldn’t play,” Beaulieu said. “It’s everyone else’s job to step up, and unfortunately today nobody wanted to 100 percent take the call of the bell.”
Muldowney reportedly suffered a sprained knee during a game this past week and watched yesterday’s game from the sideline on crutches. Her timetable for return is unknown at this point, but Beaulieu said her team would have to prepare for Friday’s showdown against Newburyport without her.
“The healthy kids are going to go out there and work as hard as they can,” she said. “You can’t dwell on what you don’t have, you have to focus on what you do have, and what I do have is a great group of girls that wants to fight and wants to play for each other.”
Triton and Newburyport will face off in Byfield on Friday night starting at 6:30.