Field Hockey Gets Minor Setback Against Highland Park

The Sequoits lost a close battle to the Giants.

The varsity field hockey team faced the Highland Park Giants on September 25 at home. The Sequoits fought hard, but could not beat the Giants defense resulting in a 3-2 loss. The girls record is now 6-6-0 and they hope to obtain a winning record going into playoffs.

In the game, Highland Park scored first with 18:23 left in the first half. Not long after, sophomore Katie Quirke scored to tie the game up. Then with 6:34 left in the first half, the Sequoits went up 2-1 with a goal from junior Hailey Webb. 

“Our passes were really good and our sticks were better than they have been,” senior Haydin Sorrentino said.

In the second half, the Sequoits defense couldn’t stop the Giants offense and they scored again with 17:56 left in the second half. Although, the girls kept their heads up and fought back hard, the Giants scored again with 10:28 left in the half.

“We worked really well together and I think this was one of our strongest games,” senior Paige Bolton said. “We did good with scoring on two corners, but were unlucky not to win.”

Even though the girls lost, they gained experience and found new skills to work on during practice. The girls are looking forward to correcting their mistakes at practice.

“We played well but we need to improve on our communication and scoring,” head coach Terry Dewing said.

The girls are now determined to get back to their winning ways. They travel to Glenbrook South on October 1 for their next game and are looking for success to get momentum going into the end of the season.