With the loss, Pentucket will finish the season 15-9, while Hamilton-Wenham improves to 16-7 and will face either North Reading or Austin Prep in the regional finals. L’Italien said that while nobody wants to see their season end in such a disappointing fashion, he’s proud of his players and he’s confident that when they look back, they’ll be proud of the season they had.
“I had as much fun coaching this team as any team that I’ve coached,” L’Italien said. “They’re a joy to be around, they worked their butts off every day, they’re great teammates, they represented the program the right way, and when the dust settles they’re going to look back and realize that this was an awesome year.”
Division III North Semifinals
Hamilton-Wenham - 3
Pentucket - 0