Solebury School field hockey ended its 2015 campaign on Tuesday with an 8-0 loss at Friends Select in Philadelphia. Friends Select scored five goals in the first half and added three more in the second half.
Solebury School field hockey slipped to The Hun School, 6-2, on Wednesday at home. The Hun School led, 4-1, at halftime. Solebury’s Denia Campbell had an unassisted goal in the first half. “The Hun School scored again in the second half only to have the Spartans get some momentum when Sofia Giangrasso scored to bring the game to within reach,” head coach Peter Schuyler said. “The teams continued to trade shots on goal until the visitors put another one in the net.”
Solebury School field hockey lost to visiting West-Mont Christian Academy, 4-1, on Monday. West-Mont scored two quick goals, but Solebury battled back, getting a goal from senior Sofia Giangrasso on an assist by freshman Emma Salerno. West-Mont made it 4-1 before halftime. The teams played even in the second half with neither finding the back of the cage.
Solebury School field hockey hit the road on Wednesday for a match-up against The Perkiomen School. Perkiomen took the lead with a score at the 10-minute mark. “Solebury’s tenacious play was rewarded when Denia Campbell received a pass at midfield, carried it past the defense, shot, gathered the rebound and put it into the back of the net,” head coach Peter Schuyler said. “The score remained tied until early into the second half when Perkiomen scored to take a 2-1 lead. The Spartans continued to apply pressure, but time ran out. Solebury is looking forward to avenging the loss when we play Perkiomen on our home field on Friday, Oct. 23.”
Jack Ignatowitz snapped this photo of New Hope-Solebury senior Maggie Dougherty, left, whose Lions field hockey team fell to Christopher Dock, 3-2 in overtime, at home on Monday. Sarah Wilson and Zoe Palau had the New Hope goals; Palau’s came with 54 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime.
Solebury School field hockey was shut out, 3-0, at Lawrenceville School on Monday. “Solebury held the home team to only one goal in the first half with the aggressive midfield play of Afrah Boeteng, Julia McDonald and Lakumi Dias,” head coach Peter Schuyler said. “Lawrenceville added two goals in the second half to earn the win.”
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.