By Matt Pascarella
The JV and varsity field hockey teams took on Noble High School at Windham on Friday, October 5th. These games were part of Senior Night celebrations in which senior athletes were honored for their contribution to Windham High School.
Windham began pressuring early, working to get the ball near Noble’s goal. The Lady Eagles had strong defense and offense, blocking Noble from scoring and taking shots on Noble’s goal. Windham was getting ahead of their opponent, beating them to the ball which gave Windham control for large portions of the first half. Chloe McVetty #15 scored.
Half: 1-0, Windham
Windham did not let up their intensity in the second half of play. They were stealing possession from Noble and were passing nicely. The Lady Eagles continued strong defense by keeping the ball away from their goal for most of the second half. Windham did not let up; preventing Noble from scoring.
Final: 1-0, Windham
“They played together as a team today...and continued to communicate...they continued to fight offensively the whole game which helped keep them in it to get the win,” commented Coach Cory DiDonato.
There was no slowing down when the JV team hit the field. They also had high energy and defense, stealing balls from Noble and keeping players away from the Windham goal. The Lady Eagles were blocking Noble’s scoring attempts and taking shots on goal. Ellie Wilson #7 scored.
Half: 1-0 Windham
Windham kicked it into high gear for the second half in which they pressured Noble even harder, taking multiple shots on their goal resulting in Wilson and Chloe Desmond #10 scoring. Windham was blocking shots from Noble and getting turnovers to gain possession. The Lady Eagles stayed aggressive all through the half and were able to clinch the win.
Final: 3-0, Windham
“They had a positive attitude...there was better communication and as a team, they worked really well together and had fun,” observed Coach Tiffany Theriault.