Field Hockey Drives Past St. Ignatius

Girls varsity field hockey pulls out a close win against the St. Ignatius Wolfpack.


Jacob Johnson

Senior Deighton Butenschoen takes a warm up shot during one of the first games of the season.

On Wednesday night the girls varsity field hockey team pulled out a win in a thrilling game against St. Ignatius College Preparatory School, who inadequately fell to a record of zero wins and four losses. The exciting game ended with junior left defender Karina Steitz scoring the winning goal during a penalty shoot out.

The win required a team effort which junior goalie Zoë Semersky contributed to by preserving and completely shutting out St. Ignatius, blocking all shot attempts during the penalty shootout.

“It was an incredible feeling to stop all of those shots, especially in regards to the shootout,” Semersky said. “But it was the fervent longing to win as a team that led us to a victory.”

The first goal was scored by junior forward Ashley Hradisky with the assist from junior forward Callie Tubbs. Then followed another goal by Steitz who sliced and diced the St. Ignatius defense and was able to seal the deal.

“As soon as I hit the ball I was so proud for our team because I knew it was going in,” Steitz said. 

With this win, the Sequoits improve to a record of two wins and three losses.