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Field hockey triumphs over Highland Park

The Sequoit field hockey team took on the Highland Park Giants
Kate Sheehan
Junior Katie Smith one-on-one battle against Highland Park.

On Sept. 19, the Antioch Community High School varsity field hockey team took on the Highland Park High School Giants. The game started with buggy conditions but ended with a two-goal victory and a new mental approach to the game.

The Sequoits started their week with a game on Monday against Naperville North High School. Head Coach Terry Dewing set the goal for the team to score within the first two minutes of the game; they did not only score but on from the first penalty corner of the game. The Sequoits then went on to win the game 5-0.

Going into the Highland Park Giants game, the Sequoits focused on a new mental approach to the game. Setting goals for themselves individually and the team as a whole. Players were encouraged by these goals to play a more connected game. 

“My personal goal was to score a goal,” senior captain Jazzy Fisher said. “My team goal was to not disappoint Dewing.”

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Fisher is a top goal scorer on the team and wanted to improve upon her goal count during this game. She took time before the game to get the team in the right head space to start the game and score quickly.

Going into the first quarter of the game, the Sequoits played a very offensive game, having ten shots on goal and scoring one goal by freshman forward Scarlett Carroll while allowing no shots on their goal. The second half continued with many shots and corners from the Sequoits. Unfortunately, the tough Highland Park goalie stopped several attempts, ending the half 1-0.

The second half started slowly and was not till the middle of the third quarter when Carroll had multiple shots, and eventually, one found its way into the back of the cage. The Sequoits held the Giants 2-0 throughout the rest of the game.

However, with less than a minute left in the game, senior captain Hannah Schaufele was given a green card after an opposing player tripped over her, and the official ruled it a purposeful pushing.

Carroll highlighted the offense with two goals and Fisher, each having multiple shots on the cage and keeping the ball inside the circle. The defense was strong due to efforts by junior Grace Quirke, senior Macie Volkmar and Schaufele.

Catch your lady Sequoits this Saturday, Sept. 23, at home as they take on St. Vaitor at 9 a.m. and try to expand their winning streak.

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Katie Smith
Katie Smith, Sports Writing Editor
Katie Smith is a junior and has been on staff for 2 years. She plays field hockey and softball in addition to being involved in NEHS, NHS, Sequoit Senate and Sequoit to Sequoit. In her free time, she enjoys taking her two dogs on walks, volunteering and listening to country music.
Kate Sheehan
Kate Sheehan, Tom Tom Staff
Kate Sheehan is a sophomore and has been on staff for two years. In her free time, she hangs out with her friends and plays field hockey at ACHS. Sheehan enjoys listening to Morgan Wallen and teen coaching Vikings cheerleading. She is very excited to see what this year brings!
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