Cameron Tucker (#22, 10) dribbles down the field defending a Male player.  Photo by Jade Broderick.
Cameron Tucker (#22, 10) dribbles down the field defending a Male player. Photo by Jade Broderick.

Crimsons’ Field Hockey mercy rules the Bulldogs

The Girls’ Field Hockey teams played a triple header against rival Male at Male’s Amy Shumate Field.

The freshman and JV team played first in the three games, Freshman winning by a landslide of 5-0, and JV winning in a close battle of 2-1.

Then the Varsity team took to the field.

At the start of the game the Crimsons brought the heat and wouldn’t give up.

India Reed (#17, 10) a starting sophomore for the Crimsons said, “I thought we did well connecting passes,and I think we really work well to adjust to the field.”

Starter and junior captain, Meredith Wickenheiser  (#11, 11), scored early in the first few minutes off of an early corner in the first half.

Minutes later Chloe Hutchins (#13, 12) scored goal number two for Manual, making the scored 2-0.

Manual scoring two goals early in the game forced the Bulldogs to regroup and call a timeout with 19 Minutes left in the half.

Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the Crimsons saw this opportunity get a break, and Sarah Biggs (39, 12) scored off of an intercepted ball from a mistake in the Male defense.

“It feels really great, I’m really happy that we got to come out here.” Biggs said, “I think it was a good game overall.”

Meela Kopp (#5, 9) scored the last goal for the first half of the game making it a score of 4-0.

A the half the Crimsons lead the game 4-0

Scoring a total of six more goals in the second half, the Crimsons successfully got another mercy rule, the first being against Holy Cross, making the Bulldogs the second of the season.  

Second half goals included, two goals for Biggs, one goal for Jordan Thompson (#50, 12), who also had a total of six assist, one goal from Cameron Tucker (#22, 10) and lastly two goals by Reed.

“I knew it was going be a good game for us,” Manual Head Coach, Brittany Tolan said. “We were very excited for the outcome of the game.”

“I think we came out kinda weak, we didn’t play as a team as good as we should of,” Brooke Lee, Senior goalkeeper for the Bulldogs, said. “I think we need to communicate more and pass better to each other and not the other team.”  

The Crimsons face off against St. Francis this Thursday at St. Francis. 

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