Field Hockey Drives Toward Another Victory

The Sequoits pulled a win against Homewood-Flossmoor.


Madisen Krapf

The team gathers during Senior Night to celebrate the Seniors’ last year on the team. There are nine seniors in the Field Hockey program. They ended the night successfully with a win.

The varsity field hockey played on October 2 against Homewood-Flossmoor at home. They were able to defeat the Vikings 4-1 on their senior night, despite the rain. The Sequoits played a well-organized game and had great hustle, leading to their record of now 7-7.

After going 0-3 in their last three games, the team knew they needed to step it up and bring in all of the efforts they can as their season starts coming to a close. 

“It was a really great game to play in for senior night,” senior Mikayla Holway said. “The weather made it hard but we worked together through it as a team.”

The team fought hard offensively, with goals by Holway, senior Sarah Smith and senior Jamie Nottingham. Averaging one goal per game this season, the gameplay that the girls displayed was a great step up for the Sequoits. 

“We are a much more skilled team than Homewood-Flossmoor when it came to stick skills and our teamwork,” Nottingham said. “Going into the game we knew it was going to be a win.”

After averaging in 2.3 allowed goals this season, the team dominated defensively. Their efforts in keeping the ball on one side caused the Sequoits to only allow the Vikings to score one goal. 

“We did really well with our communication,” junior Hailey Webb said. “We worked quickly and got the ball out of the circle fast.”

Coming after three losses, the team worked well in order to bounce back. In the final stretch of the season, the team is working hard at practices in order to stay conditioned and gain some of their confidence back for the upcoming game against Lakes Community High School. The Sequoits match up against their cross town rivals on October 8 at home.