Field hockey advances through first round of CIF playoffs


Lucas Gelfond

Field hockey beat Fountain Valley 8-1 in the first round of playoffs today.

The team remains undefeated with an 18-0 overall and 10-0 league record.

This game was the second that they were not able to shut out all season, remaining unscored on for all games except a 2-1 win over Glendora earlier in season. The Wolverines managed to shut out Fountain Valley earlier in season, winning 5-0.

Team captain Alyse Tran ’18 seemed pleased with the team’s performance.

“It was another sweep for us which I think was good for our self esteem going into the rest of playoffs,” Tran said. “However, we do really have to remember to play our best always because we definitely got sloppy on the field after the score got to around 4-0.”

Team captain Mia Reilly ’18 praised the team’s preparation for the game.

“We prepared well for it so we were able to dominate most of the game,” Reilly said.

Many of the goals were scored by underclassmen, including Rachel Brown ’20, Astor Wu ’20, Sam Yeh ’20 and Emily Kornguth ’20.

“I was really impressed by the underclassmen and how a lot of them were able to score and prove their abilities in the offensive circle,” Tran said.

The team will play in the CIF Semi Finals on Thursday before advancing to the Championship Games on Saturday.