Field hockey ties Marin Catholic in nailbiter

Shannon Donelan

The girls’ field hockey team played a grueling match against Marin Catholic on Tuesday afternoon, but in the end the score remained tied 0-0.

After many close calls, the game ended with a tie despite a lot of action on the field.

The majority of the game was played in the middle of the field. Marin Catholic played

Sophomore Kelly Stadlin looks to steal the ball from a Marin Catholic player.
Sophomore Kelly Stadlin looks to steal the ball from a Marin Catholic player.

aggressive offense, but Redwood defense always pushed them back.

“We kept it to a 0-0 and we played well on defense,” said sophomore Kelly Stadlin, who made several midfield interceptions. “We just needed to get the ball into the goal.”

The game had a very lively atmosphere with screaming from the sidelines of both the fellow teammates and the parents. The screaming escalated throughout the game as it got closer to the final buzzer.

Sophomore goalie Sara Wilson played a powerful game and stopped multiple shots. Wilson was especially crucial in the second half of the game when Marin Catholic had a few threatening shots that she defended. Wilson is brand new to field hockey, like most of the team.

“It’s really great. Everyone on the team is really supportive and we are all here because we want to have a good time and we want to play field hockey and get better,” Wilson said.

The team’s next game will be at home against Berkeley on Tuesday, Sept. 29.