Field Hockey Goes into Homecoming with undefeated league record

By Chelsey Taylor-Vaughn

After defeating one of their biggest competitors in their league, Glendora, with a final score of 3-0, the field hockey team managed to keep its position as number one in their league.

Goalie Adrianna Crovo ’11 is out for the entire season due to her recent hip surgery. Although her recovery time has been shortened, she will probably not be able to play this season.

Starter Kristen Lee ’12, out with ankle injuries, may be back for Friday’s game against Archbishop, Head Coach Erin Creznic said.

In its most recent game last Thursday, the team managed a win against Chaminade, leaving it with an overall record of 8-1 and a league record of 3-0. The Wolverines defeated several teams, including Louisvillle and Bishop Montgomery, by margins of nine or higher.

“Our team has a lot of good strikers and attackers so if the team doesn’t have a good defense we usually take advantage,” Creznic said.

Captain Sahar Bardi ’11 led the team to victory, scoring two goals.

“The way we played today [in the Chaminade game] was not up to the showing we had on Monday [in the Glendora game], but we will take away from this game the positives and learn from the negatives and just stay focused,” Bardi said.

The team has already defeated everyone in their league except Bonita, who they will play on Homecoming.

The team will eventually play everyone in their league a second time and they will definitely make playoffs, Creznic said. She hopes to remain in the number one spot when league playoffs start.

At playoffs is where the team meets their toughest competition including Huntington and Newport, who they played earlier in the season, resulting in their one loss.

Although the team was tired in their last game due to the tough competition they had on Friday, Creznic said they have all week to practice in preparation for the Archbishop game. The team didn’t play Archbishop last year, but they lost against them the previous year. She hopes the team will win.

“They typically are a really good team,” Creznic said.

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