Varsity Field Hockey
vs Berkshire School
Score/Result: 4-0 W
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
We traveled to Berkshire on a beautiful fall day to take on the Bears. We played 60 minutes of beautiful field hockey where everyone contributed to a successful game. We continued what we started on Friday against Miss Porter’s when we really clicked as a team and passed very well.
We scored two goals in the first half and two goals in the second. Our first goal came just over 10 minutes into the game. Collins Grant took a reverse sweep over to the left post for Gracie to put in. We maintained this lead for most of the rest of the half, but Berkshire continued to put the pressure on. Berkshire called a time out, which was needed for both teams. That allowed us to re-group and re-energize and our second goal came with less than five minutes left in the first half. Rachael Alberti got a pass from Caroline Queally outside the circle. Rachael took two quick taps on the ball and was able to pop is past the goalie.
We really picked up the pace in the second half and did a great job of controlling the play. The ball did make it down into our defensive end a number of times, but Gwen McGee was there every time to stop the Berkshire offensive rush. In fact, in the first half, Berkshire was numbers up as Gwen was the only player down field and two Berkshire attackers chased down a loose ball. Gwen picked it up and under huge pressure quickly outletted the ball to Audrey Quirk on the sideline who was able to clear it up field.
Our third goal came with only 5 minutes into the first half when Rachael took a hard shot to the far post. Our final goal was an amazing play. Lauren inserted the ball to Audrey who sent the ball to Collins for the shot. A Berkshire defender made an incredible defensive save on the goal line. However, Sarah Laico picked up the ball after the defensive save and passed the ball back to Lauren who was able to put the ball in on her second attempt.
Sarah Laico played both in the midfield and on our forward line today and played a smart game and continued to play well even after getting popped in the lip with a ball. Bella Hortsmann came in on defense and after suffering a very painful toe injury played like she hadn’t missed a beat. She was smart and aggressive. And Krystal Egbuchulam and Collins really clicked on the forward line in the second half. They were able to one time the ball to each other or timed balls into space for each other very well. Finally Karina Wohlheiter faced one great shot off a corner when a Berkshire played beat our flier and was able to lift the ball to the upper left corner of the net. Karina leapt, and with her glove and stick well above her head, was able to deter this great shot.
It was an all around great team effort.