MILLBURN, NJ - In the final game of the regular season, Millburn Field Hockey came out firing with one intent; to win the game for their senior class.
Deadlocked with Kent Place heading into the second half, Millburn did just that, scoring two goals to take the victory in a 2-0 win.
Meaghan Boehm struck first, scoring with 28 minutes left in the game. Mimi Wolk would add an insurance marker with 18 minutes to go.
Speaking with TAPinto after the game, Boehm broke down what she saw on her goal.
"That goal was like a reverse sweep," Boehm said. "My goal was just to pull it out wide where the defense wasn't and try to make a hard shot and hopefully get that in, and it worked."
The win was also special, as it came on senior night. Millburn honored its seven seniors graduating in the class of 2020; Ava Kotel, Ahna Mulan, Caroline Most, Morgan Osmun, Maya Chavkin, Sloane Moskowitz and Dani Samuleson.
Prior to the game, the team held its senior night festivities, with each player being introduced on the field alongside their parents. The game meant little in the overall standings, but was a point of pride amongst the team.
"All the seniors just said, they want the win no matter what, so that was important to them," Millburn Head Coach Sarah Pallino said. "[Senior night] happens every season. It comes up quick, and they're excited to be here."
As the state playoffs approach, the team is feeling ready to hit the field and resume play.
"Going into the states, I think we're going to take this energy and just keep it high and hopefully win," Boehm added. "We're really close...and even off the field we're really close. It just transfers onto the field, and we work so well together."
Millburn will be back in action against Middletown North in the first round of the NJSIAA state playoffs.