Field hockey loses first game in three seasons against Huntington Beach High School

Amelia Scharff

The field hockey team lost its first match in three seasons against rival Huntington Beach High School Thursday at Ted Slavin Field.  

After an abrupt start to the season and a quick turnaround from practices into games, the squad, which has remained undefeated for three seasons prior to this match, now has an overall season record of 2-1. The Wolverines recently beat Bonita High School on April 6, and Chaminade College Preparatory High School on March 27. 

The Wolverines struggled offensively as they failed to score any goals throughout the game. The poor offensive performance combined with the Oilers two goals, one in each half, caused the squad to ultimately lose the game. Defender Lily Saada ’23 said that the team lost because of the lack of preparation for the season. 

“I guess I would just say that we didn’t have the training and conditioning that we normally do while it seems like the other team had had a more normal season so I think we did the best we could and I’m still super proud of everyone on the team for showing up and playing,” Saada said. 

The squad also honored the senior players with senior night festivities, including posters and dressing up in costumes. Senior Iris Huang ’21 said that she really appreciated the effort put into the event because it was her last home game on the team. 

“It was really really touching to see the juniors organize such a thoughtful senior night even with all the COVID-19 restrictions especially since many of them know that we’ve been looking forward to senior night for years,” Huang said.

The squad looks to continue its season at Thousand Oaks High School on April 10.