Central Bucks South vs. Central Bucks West

Central Bucks South Comments
Score CB South 3 -1 CB West 1

P1 7:39 CBS Erin Smith (unassisted)
P1 5:54 CBS Erin Smith (Anna Shirley)

P2 11:55 CBW Lily Cosner (unassisted)

P3 3:02 CBS Julia Cooper (Erin Smith)

All 4 goals scored tonight were beautiful. CB South's Erin Smith scored 2 goals just minutes apart in P1 when she dribbled through CB West's defense and scored on two well-placed shots. In P2, CB West's Lily Cosner scored on a beautiful reverse shot during corner play. In P3, CB South's Julia Cooper scored on a rocket after a feed from Erin Smith. CB South took a while to get a corner as CB West's defense held strong. West had 12 corners to South's 7, but South outshot West 8-6. Both teams played well tonight as CB South celebrated our 9 seniors on Senior Night.

Pat Toner: CB West is well-coached and always a tough game. They have improved a great deal and did an excellent job of spreading out the field and attacking down the sides. We were back on our heels and forced to play "bend but don't break defense" at first until we finally were able to gain some control of the play. There seemed to be an unusual number of cards given tonight and we were forced to play 11 minutes without a full team. I am really proud of our team for keeping their composure and managing the clock while trying to play down a player against a tough opponent. I am also really pleased with our defensive unit of Grace and Lily Haag and Sarah and Julia Cooper and GK, Emma Kraft. In addition, Anna Shirley played very well. Congrats to both teams on a hard-fought game.
Central Bucks West Comments
CBW Goal: Cosner (1) 2Q; CBS Goals: Smith (2) 1Q; Cooper (1) 3Q

CBW Penalty Corners=12; CBW Penalty Corners=7
CBW Shots on Goal=6; CBS Shots on Goal=8
CBW GK Saves=5; CBS GK Saves=5
CBW Defensive Save= Hannah Maughan (1)

We learned a lot and have significantly progressed since playing against our conference teams from the 1st half of the season. The score was not reflective on how highly competitive this evenings match was between our teams. Our student-athletes have been playing with the kind of spirit that we expect from CB West Field Hockey. For the majority of the match we were able to move and transition the ball nicely.

Anytime you play against a Pat Toner coached team, you know that you are in for a battle. This evening was no exception. Credit CB South for making us pay, as they scored 3 beautiful goals after a few errors that occurred deep in our zone.

We will continue to make subtle adjustments and try to put our student-athletes in a position to be successful.