Varsity Field Hockey
vs Westminster School
Score/Result: 1-5 L
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
In 1960 Nixon and Kennedy had a debate. If you watched the debate you thought Kennedy won because he looked so good. If you heard the debate you thought Nixon won because he had better answers. Well that is about sums up our game against Westminster. If you watched the game without looking at the scoreboard you could have assumed we won, especially in the second half. We dominated for most of the last 30 minutes and Westminster did not earn a single corner in the second half. In fact they only had 3 while we had 7 including scoring off of one of them. Usually the team that has more corners wins. But in this game it was all about which team made fewer mistakes and that team was Westminster. Unfortunately a series of mistakes, which Westminster capitalized on, was what made the difference in this game. We also had a number of good scoring chances, but we were unable to get our stick on the ball for a defection or execute a good enough shot.
Our only goal came in the second half. Lauren Drakeley, Rachael Alberti and Audrey Quirk executed a perfect corner. Audrey’s straight shot beat the talented Westminster goalkeeper who made a valiant attempt at the save. On defense, Gwen McGee played her heart out. Numerous times she stopped their offensive rushes in the midfield or recovered back and took the ball from them in the circle. Coco Tautkus worked fearlessly on the side to slow down the Westminster forwards who attacked aggressively on our left. On our offensive line, Collins Grant and Laura Feidelson made a strong pair moving the ball down the right sideline. Caroline Queally and Issy Tabah combined on the right to play strong defense and get the ball back on attack. Rachael Alberti and Gracie Lyman worked very hard in the circle to get a stick on the ball for a deflection or a shot.
We take on NMH at home on Saturday.