Field Hockey: Varsity defeats Westminster

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It is always exciting to play Westminster at the mid-point of our season.  They are skilled and fast, aggressive and well-coached.  While our sights were on winning, we came out a bit flat during the first part of the game and had a chance to talk about team communication and movement during our first half-talk.  The ball changed possession often throughout the game and Westy scored first to take the lead, shortly into the second period.  A steady defense, often lead by sophomore Talbot von Stade, kept the Westminster team within reach, though.  With six minutes remaining, Meredith Heaney’s ’19 pass found Sharon Kereke ’19 in the circle and Kereke was able to fire one at the goal for Deerfield’s first goal of the game.  A few minutes later Kereke had a second sure shot at the goal when she was fouled in front of the cage.  A penalty stroke was rewarded for the foul and Heaney was able to put it away and improve Deerfield’s goal tally to two.  Deerfield held on for the final minutes and walked away with an exciting 2-1 win.  Next, we travel to Taft to play on Saturday.