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Photo Essay: Girls’ varsity field hockey plays with precision, wins against Lick-Wilmerding

On Friday, Sept. 22, ending the week strong, the girls’ varsity field hockey team earned a 7-0 shutout against Lick-Wilmerding. Taking an early lead in the first quarter, the team steadily made goals throughout. The game was characterized by quick calls from the field, while a sense of connection and trust fueled their momentum. 

Sophomore Lucy Jeffers is in her second season of field hockey, playing varsity after getting bumped up last year. She reflected upon the positive aspects of the game, noting it was a special one.

“This game was definitely a breakthrough for us, we were kind of in a flat period for the last few games, and our communication was a little bit negative in general. Today we worked on our through balls, working it up fast with our one touches,” Jeffers said.

Samatha Haan, playing center forward, scored two goals and two assists. As co-captain, she noticed their movements and goals were strategic and intentional.

“We have been working on team bonding and using it to our advantage so I think our team chemistry was really high today. I was happy with all of our give and goes and our positive communication was top-notch,” said Haan.

Co-captain Maisie Pipitone noted the team’s energy and steady effort. In her second game playing as the center midfielder position, she looks forward to developing her skills. Pipitione held and distributed the ball. She highlighted collaboration and assists across grade levels. 

“Lucy Jeffers and Samantha had really good movement down by the goal in the second quarter. Lucy had this pass up to the hash mark at the seven before the goal and they just tapped in and had really beautiful small touches. It ended with us scoring,” Pipitione said. 

The defense played high with strong communication between attackers and midfielders. Despite senior goalie, Caroline Muller, getting a touch on the ball, there were not any official shots made against the Giants’ goal.

“Our athleticism is getting a lot better, we [were] running for balls. We [had] a lot of hustle out there and everyone has been way more positive and it translated into a really fun win today,” Jeffers said.

The next varsity game is on Sept. 27, Archie Williams’s Turf at 4 p.m.

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Aanika Sawhney
Aanika Sawhney, Senior Staff Writer
Aanika Sawhney is a senior staff writer for the Bark and a senior at Redwood High School. She is part of the drama program and is an executive producer for Redwood TV.