The JV field hockey team began their season with their first home game against Falmouth on Thursday, August 30th.
The lady Eagles started strong with nice communication on the field and moving the ball around with good teamwork. Windham had great offense and defense, stopping several scoring opportunities for Falmouth.
Falmouth was aggressive in going after the ball but, Windham was just as aggressive – going hard after the ball with a number of players taking the ball down the field, towards Falmouth’s goal.
Half: 1-0, Falmouth
The start of the second half brought Windham throwing it in to high gear, going even harder at the ball, with outstanding offense and defense. Windham continued their strong defense and again, prevented several more scoring opportunities for Falmouth.
Windham was moving the ball up and down the field, which resulted in Ellie Wilson, #7, scoring early in the second half to tie the game at 1.
Windham did not let up their assertive nature as they continued to give their all, not backing down from a team that was putting the pressure on. The lady Eagles played a good game and held their own on the field, but in the end, Falmouth managed to pull ahead to win this one: 2-1.
“Overall they played really well as a team, they were hustling out there and they were cutting to the ball, they just came up short, but they played well,” said coach Tiffany Theriault.