Varsity field hockey conquers Male in the quarterfinals


Field hockey team cheering during their regular season game against Male. Photo courtesy yearbook.

Kaelin Gaydos

The Manual varsity field hockey team beat Male in their quarterfinal game on Thursday at Rachel Baker Field. The final score was 6-0.

Within the first half, the Crimsons came out strong taking an early lead and scoring five points.

Manual had multiple offensive corners on Male’s side of the field end throughout the game, though the team only scored once during the second half.

AC Straub (#3, 12) scored three goals for the Lady Crimsons, Dylan Breier (#27, 12) scored twice, and Amelia Frey (#22, 12) pitched in with one goal.

When the siren went off to signal the end of the game, the players ran to their goalie to celebrate. As they jumped for joy, Head Coach Brittany Vencill remarked on how well the game went. “I think our girls came out with a lot of energy, they executed the game plan, they were firing from the get-go and they just wanted to make it to the semis,” Coach Vencill said.

“I think it went really well, it was a great game and a great opportunity to get ourselves prepared for the next game and we hope to make a big run in the tournament, so it was a crucial piece in something that definitely has to celebrate,” Frey said.

As a result of their win in this game, the team will play Sacred Heart on Saturday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m. The semifinal game will take place at the Christian Academy of Louisville.