SOL Field Hockey Wrap (10-4-12)

Check out Monday’s SOL field hockey results.

The Redskins sprinted to a 3-0 lead at halftime. Neither team scored in the second half.
Rachel Rotteveel (Marlena Koellner assist) scored 10 minutes into the game, and five minutes later, Brittany Sheenan added an unassisted goal. Koellner scored with five minutes remaining in the half for a 3-0 Redskin lead that held until the final whistle.
While the Ghosts fell to 1-6-2 in the league (2-7-2 overall), the Redskins upped their record to 9-1 in the league (9-3 overall).

Gabby Tofig connected for the hat trick to go along with two assists, and Alex Kuzma had two goals and one assist to lead the Indians to the decisive win. Kate Keller, Alex Keller, Alyssa Mangano (one assist) and Brigid McMenamin each added single goals. Madison Gouza had three assists.

While the Tigers fell to 1-9 in the league (2-10 overall), the Indians are 8-1 in the league (9-3 overall).

Continental Conference

The Maidens showed a flare for the dramatic, winning Thursday’s thriller with 4:21 remaining in overtime when Shannon Talbot turned a pass from Casey O’Donnell into a goal for the game winner. The win avenged a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Patriots earlier this season.
It was Talbot who scored an unassisted goal with three minutes remaining in regulation to knot the score and send it into overtime. The Patriots took a 1-0 lead when Hannah Boothmen (Marissa Glatt assist) scored with 18 minutes remaining.
The Maidens held an advantage in shots (15-11) and corners (12-5).
Maiden goalie Chessa Kownurko recorded 10 saves while East’s Sam Gregzosaksi turned away 13 shots.
The Maidens are 4-5-1 in league play (5-7-1 overall) while the Patriots are 2-8 in league play (2-10 overall).

A goal by Kelly Wolff two minutes into the game (Madison Reiss assist) spotted the Rams an early 1-0 lead, but the Hatters knotted the score with a minute remaining in the half when Casey Swezey turned a pass from Jenna Cutilli into a goal, firing a rocket from the circle that found the back of the cage.
Carlie Baldus scored the game winner seven minutes into the second half, using assists from Colby Eldridge and Jamie DiQuattro.
Hatters goalie Emily Braunewill and Rams goalie Sarah Seiler both turned away eight shots. The Hatters held an advantage in shots (14-8) and corners (9-4).
The Hatters are 7-3 in league play (8-4 overall) while the Rams fell to 1-7-1 in the league (4-7-1 overall).

The Titans held a 15-1 advantage in shots in Thursday’s win over the Rams.

“The team moved the ball well and adjusted nicely to the grass surface,” South co-coach Jeff Harding said.
While the Panthers saw their record drop to 3-6 in league play (6-6 overall), the Titans improved their conference-leading record to 9-1 (13-1 overall).

Casey Hughes wasn’t exactly going home when her field hockey team faced Souderton on Wednesday, but there had to be a strange feeling standing on West’s sidelines facing her alma mater.
The former Souderton standout discovered that there’s no better way to get past any feelings of nostalgia than to earn a big win, which is exactly what her West squad did, avenging an early season loss to the Indians.
“It obviously feels very good to beat my alma mater,” Hughes said. “Souderton is a traditionally strong program, and I am proud to be a hockey player that was a product of that winning tradition.
“I know that I have an excellent team here at West, and I’m a very proud Buck and very happy to be wearing black and gold.”
The Bucks scored both of their goals in the first half. Junior Madison Shields put the Bucks on the scoreboard when she turned an Elena Romesburg assist into a goal at the 22:43 mark of the half. Senior Virginia Moore scored an unassisted goal at the 7:48 mark to send West into halftime with a 2-0 lead.
“It was a beautiful shot,” Hughes said of Moore’s insurance goal. “We hung on to the lead for the rest of the game and got an important shutout.
“My team played with their heart and stayed tough, and it showed. I’m proud of their determination and persistence as a team.”
The Bucks held a 12-6 advantage in shots, but the Indians had a decided edge in corners (12-3). Souderton goalie Jen Bergey turned away seven shots.
“Our defense played a solid game and did a great job holding off their powerful offense,” Souderton coach Lauren Whiteside said. “We have had a very difficult time finding the back of the net in the last few games.
“We started to play well as a team in the second half, but it was ‘too little too late’ at that point. Having 12 corners and not converting on any is just not acceptable in this league. I am confident that we will figure it out and work on what needs to be fixed.”
With the win, the Bucks (11-3, 7-3 SOL) remain in second place behind Central Bucks South while the Indians saw their record drop to 5-5 in the league (5-6 overall).

American Conference

The Flying Cardinals rebounded from a disappointing 2-0 loss to Norristown on Tuesday to earn the much-needed win.
“This was very important,” coach Heather Boyer said. “The girls played a really good game on Tuesday against Norristown. We had a stroke called against us with two-and-a-half minutes to go for stick obstruction at the top of the circle.
“You can take from that what you want, but when the opposing coach agrees it was a bad call, that was frustrating, and that took us out of the game. For the girls to come back and play a really nice game against Cheltenham was important. They did a really nice job.”
The Flying Cardinals received goals from Jen Harchut and Alycia Hildebrand. Sam Boyd assisted on both goals, but when it was over, Boyer was talking about her team’s defense.
“We have been struggling with teams taking the first possession of the game and forcing a corner on that possession,” the Flying Cardinals’ coach said. “In today’s game, we held them corner-less the entire first half.”
Boyer went on to credit the performance of keepers Dana Russell and Julia McKernan as well as sweeper Sydney Lang, left back Julia Heller, center back Natalie Berger and right back Naomi Milrod.
“They really did a nice job today,” she said. “It’s tough when you’re not winning, but the kids have maintained a positive attitude and are still working hard.
“They continue to give their best effort every game, which is all you can ask for. I’m very fortunate.”
With the win, the Flying Cardinals improved to 3-7 in the league (3-9 overall) while the Lady Panthers fell to 2-7 in the league (2-9 overall).

Emily Gallagher scored a pair of goals and assisted on another while teammates Melanie Fry, Stacie Rocco, Ashley Laskowitz and Catherine Campbell each added single goals. Fry, Lashkowitz and Jackie Gibbs each added an assist.
Morgan Nagy scored the lone goal for the Colonials.
Trojan goalie Claire Tarzia had four saves while PW’s Victoria Byrne had 11.
While the Colonials fell to 5-4 in conference play (5-7 overall), the Trojans improved to 9-1 in the league (10-3 overall).

Monica Levins (Vanessa Fosco assist) put the Eagles on the scoreboard just over six minutes into the game, and Norristown led 2-0 after Levins returned the favor, setting up a Fosco goal just over 12 minutes into the opening half. Jazmeen Gozalez (Keifonna Ferguson assist) scored in the closing seconds for the 3-0 final.
The Eagles held a 7-3 advantage in corners and a 17-1 edge in shots.
The Eagles improved to 6-4 in conference play (6-6 overall) while the Golden Bears are 0-9 in the conference (1-11 overall).