May 2, 2022 Story and photos by William Wassersug
So far so good for the Hingham High School girls golf team.
Coming off an outstanding 2021 season, the Harborwomen are looking solid this season.
Wednesday, the girls beat Cohasset 5.5 - 0.5 at South Shore Country Club on a cold, windy and rainy day on the course.
The weather didn’t hamper the enthusiasm of the team however.
Hingham coach Dan Clune likes what he’s seen of his squad.
“We had a very god team last year,” Clune said. “We went to the States and came in third and my top four golfers are back this year, so that’s very nice.”
Those top four golfers are Piper Jordan, who was the top individual at States last year and has been playing well this season, Niamh McGuiness, Lauren Weber and Julie McAllister.
“We’re starting off really well,” he said. “We’ve played Ursuline twice. They went to the States last year. We split with them. In (Patriot) league play we’re undefeated, so we’re doing pretty well.”
After the top four returners, the rest of the team is new to the varsity.
“They’re all brand new,” Clune said. “They played some JV last year, but most were trying to figure out.”
Against Cohasset, also in the mix were freshman Rebecca Kardoos, Maddie Mann, who played some varsity last year, Elizabeth Haughe, Jennifer Grosse, Erata Turevicute and Skylar Shickel.
Aside from the actual on the course results, Clune is more than happy with their effort and attitude.
“Look at these kids,” he said with a big smile.” They play very hard. This is really a great team because they’ve come right from tryouts ready to play. They work very hard. They’re great kids. They get along together and they get along great with other teams.”
The Cohasset victory improved Hingham to 4-1.
The team has a busy week to open the new month, with three home matches against Duxbury on Monday, May 2, Silver Lake on Wednesday and Westborough on Friday.
All matches start at 3 p.m.