Field Hockey beats Huntington Beach to become undefeated champions

Field Hockey beats Huntington Beach to become undefeated champions

The Wolverines celebrate after winning a second consecutive CIF Title. Photo credit: David Moriarty.

Field Hockey beat Huntington Beach High School 2-1 today to win a second consecutive LAFHA Championship and finish undefeated for a second year in a row. The team is now 39-0 overall with a 16-0 league over the past two seasons.

In the game today, the Wolverines trailed the Oilers 1-0 after the first half but freshmen Ella Ganocy ’22 scored two goals in the second half to win the game for the Wolverines. Center forward Emily Kornguth ’20 and freshman Bella Ganocy ’22 both finished with assists.

“Today, our team was able to keep composure,” center midfielder Rachel Brown ’20 said. “Since we were down for the first time in the entire season, this provided a huge challenge but our team was able to rise above and ultimately pull out a win. This shows our determination and ability to lean on each other in times of trouble.”

Despite trailing for most of the game, forward Samantha Yeh ’20 said that she believes the squad was able to overcome the adversity and continue to play hard.

“Even when we were down, we never gave up and we kept encouraging each other the entire time,” forward Samantha Yeh said. “It definitely helped us win because we were able to keep fighting and catch up.”

Before the game, the players said that despite already beating the Huntington Beach 7-3 this season Sept. 4, the team still needed to come out strong if they wanted to win a championship.

“Our coach has told us many times that we need to start off faster and at our own pace so that we can confidently get through the game and do our best,” defender Iris Huang ’21 said.

After the game, Brown was named Most Valuable Player of the LAFHA league for her performance throughout the season.

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