Field Hockey advances to the LAFHA Championship


Center midfielder Rachel Brown ’20 controls the ball towards the middle of the field hoping to score or pass to an open teammate in the game against Newport Harbor today. Photo credit: Luke Casola/Chronicle.

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Field Hockey shutout Newport Harbor High School 1-0 in the LAFHA Semi-Finals to advance to the LAFHA Championship, which will be played Saturday against Huntington Beach High School. The team is currently 18-0 overall with a league record of 6-0.

“I think that we stayed focused on our goal of getting into the championship,” defender Scarlett Strasberg ’20 said. “As the game went on, the other team started to get frantic where as we maintained composure and played with a purpose.”

In the game today, the team led 1-0 after the first half because of a goal from freshman Ella Ganocy ’22.

Earlier this season, the team beat Newport Harbor 3-2 Sept. 12. In the win Sept. 12, center midfielder Rachel Brown ’20, freshmen Bella Ganocy ’22 and defender Alex Mieszala ’20 each scored a goal. Team captain Cypress Toomey ’18 and freshmen Ella Ganocy ’22 each finished with an assist.

The Wolverines will play Huntington Beach in the LAFHA Championship and last game of the season Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The squad already defeated Huntington Beach once this season, winning 7-3 Sept. 4. The Wolverines look to win a second consecutive LAFHA Championship and finish undefeated for the second year in a row.

“I’m definitely super excited for this game,” forward Samantha Yeh ’20 said. “I’m really happy that we got here but a little nervous because there are high expectations after last year.”