Field Hockey: Junior Varsity defeats NMH

Event Details

On Wednesday Oct. 11th, JV field hockey hosted their second game in a week against NMH. With no subs on the bench and more than one player playing with injuries, the team took the field with great enthusiasm and energy. Sydney Gregg ’20, one of our injured players, moved up to the forward line so that she could position herself in the other team’s half of the field, ready to receive passes and pressure the goal. This strategy turned into one which she masterfully capitalized upon! During the first half, our midfielders captain Lynnette Jiang ’18 and Emma Jaskolski ’20 used Sydney as a pass option and helped fuel the attack into NMH’s circle. Sydney scored our first goal three and a half minutes into the game! Four minutes later Emma scored our second goal of the game with a strong assist from Dom Whitney ’19. Throughout the game the passing and communication amongst the team was strong, and the girls never let down their motivation to be first to the ball and to do their best to execute the kind of play we had practiced throughout this past month. Both Dom and Hunter Keller ’20 showed great skill and awareness by dribbling diagonally to the right and sending the ball through to wing Jada Howard ’19. During the second half, Hunter as our left back moved the ball across to the right side of the field, sent it into the circle and Sydney sent the ball into the goal, scoring her second goal of the game. On the defensive end of the field, we held them to only one corner, and captain and goalie Niyafa Boucher ’18 only needed to save and clear one ball which she did so with great form, strongly sending it out of the circle. Sweep Lily Faucett ’20 communicated well with her backs, moving up to pressure the ball and send it up to the midfielders, confidant that her fellow defenders Hunter, captain Anna Scott ’18 and Ellie Shilling ’21, would recover to support her, as they did with skill and focus. With about eight minutes left in the game, we were awarded an offensive corner. Emma inserted the ball to Sydney at the top of the circle and she executed a strong stroke to the goal, scoring once again, leading us to a victory 4-0.