The Lady Warriors played their final game of the season today beating Blair 2-1. With a player down and no subs the team pulled together to play with heart, determination and grit. The first half was a possession game as the Warriors played their passing game, looking for opportunities to attack the Blair goal. Several shots barely missed their mark as Carly Sefcik, Hope Tippery and Ella Joliet maneuvered through the defense to take their shots.
Aggressive play by Hannah Lees, Kayla Larsen and Alison Keller in the mid field kept the momentum on the Warriors side. Injured Capt Paige Snyder led her team from the sideline supporting and directing the midfield. The scoring opportunity presented itself on an offensive corner and Paige made the corner play call. The team executed the corner play flawlessly and Hope Tippery was able to get the first goal of the game. Goalie Olivia Bowman who had not been scored on all season long blocked several key goals to end the first half.
The 2nd half Blair came out strong forcing the Warriors on their heels but they persevered and Hope Tippery scored again for the 2nd goal of the game. As the Warriors started to lose steam, the defense began to get tested by Blair. Defenders Capt Nia Zagami, Rose Gottschalk and Megan Carmody worked diligently to keep Blair out of their circle. On a break away counter attack by Blair, Olivia Bowman charged out of the cage for a diving save.
With one minute left in the game Blair was determined to be the team that scored against the Sherwood Warriors. Their determination paid off as the Blair forward charged the goal alone to take on Olivia for one last attempt to score. Olivia charged once again diving for the save, but Blair was able to maneuver past for the shot to goal and the score. The final horn blew to end the game and the season for Sherwood JV Field Hockey. Excellent offense and defense was played by all and they left it all on the field.
Congratulations JV for the 8-0 record and only one goal scored on for the season. Above all, congratulations on the amazing sportsmanship, team support, commitment and dedication to the season. Your hard work paid off and you left your mark. We are very proud of you!