by Jenna Timmons ’21
On October 29, the girls varsity field hockey — who are seeded number one in their region — came together for an amazing performance against Wheaton in their regional semi-final game. The Warriors had a total of six goals, scored by senior Radhika Abeywickrama, sophomore Greer Cohen, junior Tess Farley, senior Saarah Haqq, sophomore Tarrah Welch and senior Sophia Wooden. With one of their goals scored off a corner. In addition, both junior Emily Lamb and Cohen had beautiful assists.
The Warriors were playing on offense the majority of the time, since their defense succeeded in shutting Wheaton down and keeping the ball out, but also because of the excellent teamwork between offensive teammates. In total, Wheaton had perhaps two chances to score total, which the Warriors effectively and quickly shut down.
“We played really well in our game last night, especially the girls who got pulled up to varsity … I don’t doubt that our team will go very far in the playoffs, especially with our performance last night,” said junior Hope Tippery.
Today, the Warriors are playing against Paint Branch. During the regular season matchup, the game went into overtime, but Cohen scored the game-winning goal a minute in, making the score 3-1 securing the win.