Field hockey remains 7-1-1 overall

 Goalie Daniela Grande ’15 and the field hockey’s defense have yet to allow a goal through three league games this season.

Overall, the team has outscored its opponents 21-4 and stands at 7-1-1 overall. After a scoreless non-league tie against Newport Harbor, the Wolverines won four straight.

Emma Wasserman ’16, the sole freshman on the team, is the team’s leading scorer with five goals so far. The team has also cited assistant coach Brenna Moeljadi ’06 as a huge factor in the wins.

“Brenna has been a huge part because she brings a whole new level of experience to every single practice,” Elana Meer ’13 said.

Throughout its campaign, the team’s only loss has come at the hands of Huntington Beach.

The Wolverines failed to find the back of net as their opponents scored two goals. Last season, Huntington Beach eliminated the Wolverines in the semi-finals of playoffs.

Although they have won all of their games, the margins of victory have been extremely thin.

Against Louisville and Glendora, the Wolverines only scored one goal in each game. In their game against Chaminade, they had a slightly more comfortable lead, beating Chaminade by two goals.

Annie Wasserman ’13 said that winning their first three league games has built up a lot of momentum and morale.

The team recently beat its league rival, Glendora, 1-0.

Members cited it as a huge win because last season, the Wolverines lost both of their league games against Glendora as well as the consolation match in last year’s playoffs by a one-goal margin.

“Our team is really committed this year,” Meer said. “Every single player on the team has this drive to win. We have a huge variety of talents and skills that when combined is really great.”

Their most recent game was scheduled for Oct. 9 against Bonita, but results were unavailable as of press time. The team still has four league games left in the schedule, with two coming at home against Louisville and Bonita on Oct. 11 and 27, respectively.

The team is aiming to look past last year’s playoff defeat to Huntington Beach in the semi-finals this past season and win the Tournament of Champions.

“If we keep playing the way we do, then we can go all the way,” Katie Lim ’13 said.

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