Solebury School field hockey fell, 2-0, at Morrisville on Tuesday. The Spartans trailed, 2-0, at halftime. “Unfortunately,” head coach Peter Schuyler said, “[we] were down two starters due to injuries suffered during the game. However, sophomore Qiana Vigo ‘stepped up’ moving from her midfield position to defensive back. With Qiana’s tenacious play, the defense shut out Morrisville in the second half.”
Visiting Solebury School field hockey lost to West-Mont Christian Academy, 4-1, on Tuesday. West-Mont led, 2-0, at halftime. However, early in the second half, Solebury pulled to within one when Emma Salerno scored, assisted by Denia Campbell. West-Mont later scored two more to take the game. Despite the loss, Solebury head coach Peter Schuyler said, “Junior defensive back Alex Babicki played an outstanding game limiting the opponents’ scoring opportunities with aggressive tackling.”
Solebury School field hockey lost its home opener to George School, 4-0, on Tuesday. George School scored all of its goals in the first half. “In the second half,” head coach Peter Schuyler said, “Solebury regrouped and shut [down George School] with a strong game by ’keeper Afrah Boateng, who recorded 22 saves.”
Becky Gerhart fed senior classmate Emma McLaughlin with 7:16 remaining in overtime as Quakertown field hockey edged Souderton, 4-3, on Friday. The Panthers scored the first goal of the contest less than three minutes in as McLaughlin converted a pass from Gerhart. Souderton answered less than a minute later on a tally by Erin Saybolt to tie it up. With seven minutes left on the clock, Saybolt scored again to make it 2-1. Quakertown responded with McLaughlin hitting a hard ball into the back of the cage. Just before the half, Adriana Alexander tipped the ball into the cage on a feed from Gerhart, making it 3-2 Quakertown. Midway through the second half, Liz O’Hara scored on a hard corner shot to knot the game at 3-3 and send it into overtime.
Quakertown field hockey defeated Plymouth Whitemarsh, 5-3, on Friday. Five Panthers, Taylor Scheetz, Becky Gerhart, Anna Thompson, Julia Ely and Claudia Tangradi, found the back of the cage. Emma McLaughlin and Gerhart each had two assists. “Fast-paced game played by two well-skilled teams,” Panthers head coach Diane Molinaro said. “Quakertown led, 5-1, until the last eight minutes of the game.”