The Week That Was: Junior Varsity Field Hockey

Last year’s JV field hockey team wasn’t very successful.  This year, saying the team has improved would be an understatement. With only two games left in the season, the JV field hockey team has a record of 3-3-1.

The first goal of the season was scored in our first game by Olivia Scialla on September 17 against Kent Place. Even though we lost that game and had two scoreless games in between, Olivia scored again against North Warren at a home game on September 30. It was cold and rainy, but we pushed through and managed to tie our rivals 1-1.

Since then, the team has greatly improved. On October 3, we had our very first win against Pope John 7-0. Every time someone scored a goal, we all cheered and high fived each other. You might have even seen me dancing both on and off the field. The scorers were Olivia Scialla (2), Priscilla Sharma (2), Abby Morris (1), Olivia Altman (1), and Yolanda Cao (1). This home game was a huge success for our team, and having our first win be by such a landslide couldn’t have been more exciting.

On October 8, the very next game, we had our first MAPL game against Hun, and both teams wore pink ribbons in their hair for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It was a close game against a good team, but we beat them 1-0 with a winning goal scored by Audrey Sacks (me). Even though our good luck charm, “Gordon the Good Luck Gourd,” was brought to that game, the amount of effort put in by everybody was certainly a factor in our victory. Not to mention the injured girls cheering on the sidelines, full of energy that motivated the players.

Our most recent MAPL game was at home against Hill on October 22. This was another cold and rainy game, but this time strong gusts of wind made the playing conditions even harsher. The team really gave this game their all, and with a goal from Joy Cheng, we won once again with a score of 1-0.

I’d like to give a special thanks to Coach D, Coach Thatcher, Coach Nicolard, and all of our managers.

JV field hockey is constantly improving, and we look forward to crushing it in future games… especially on Peddie Day!

(Copyright 2016 Audrey Sacks)