Central Bucks South vs. Pennsbury

Central Bucks South Comments
CB South 7 - Pennsbury 0
CB South Scoring
12:05 Julia Cooper (unassisted)
9:46 Julia Cooper (Erin Smith assist)
12:32 Megan Reilly (unassisted)
4:38 Erin Smith (Anna Shirley assist)
11:51 Anna Shirley (Rebecca Zakrzewski assist)
12:59 Megan Reilly (Erin Smith assist)
7:25 Erin Smith (unassisted)

Shots on Goal:
CBS 37
P 2

GK Saves:
Emma Kraft (CBS) 0
Pennsbury GK 30

Penalty Corners;
CBS 15
P 2

Despite the score, Pennsbury had some nice passing sequences and stops on defense. In addition, Pennsbury's GK made several great saves. CB South's offense proved to be too much for Pennsbury with Julia Cooper, Megan Reilly and Erin Smith scoring two goals each and Anna Shirley scoring a single goal. In addition, CB South's defense kept Pennsbury off the scoreboard with Emma Kraft recording the shutout.
Congrats to both teams on a hard-fought game.
Pennsbury Comments
The last time Pennsbury FH scored a goal was September 28th during a great win against Pennridge - the Falcons actually scored four goals that night. Traci Curtis wishes she could have bottled up that awesome showing and sprinkle it like magic dust on her players for every game that has followed. We have been shut out by the last three teams we played and the competition is only getting more intense. These crossover games make me feel like we have crossed over into another dimension, Curtis says only half jokingly. The gap in talent between us and them is so wide and it is difficult to understand the best way to fill that space. Our coaching staff is working overtime trying to concoct a formula that works. CB South scored on us in every quarter with rebounds, lifts, penalty corners, and more, moving around us with precise expertise. The score was 4-0 going into halftime but the Falcons did have two big stops on corners when the clock ran out before the break. That was a winning moment for us to not allow them to get another goal right before halftime. If the books are correct, South had 13 penalty corners and over 50 shots on goal. The Falcons defense is the most solid part of their game right now. They are holding up with grit against three incredibly difficult teams in a row. Sophia Curtis got her stick on several of the corner shots as the flyer and disrupted, allowing them to score on only three of the baker's dozen. Strong D was also exhibited by Riley Henderson and Gabby Darling. According to the records, goalie, Jordan Vradenburgh, had over 30 saves from South's rapid fire offense. Every girl on the CB South team is so well trained and highly skilled in technique, tactic, IQ, and fitness. Pat Toner has a legacy of success that trails behind her and it is awesome just to be coaching opposite her in the same league. It is tough to be beaten like that, but she is a legend and there is so much to learn from her. She is a great human and friend and inspires me to be the best I can be for the sport of field hockey as a whole. PT was the coach of Council Rock (when there was only one) back when Curtis played for Neshaminy in the late 80s and now Curtis is studying Toner's drill cards to help build her own program at Pennsbury and in the surrounding community with youth programs. All we can do is aspire to be better and keep working harder. Challenging games like this are teachable moments and provide the gift of real perspective. We know where we stand and what it takes to improve. We have a huge mountain to climb to get where we desire to be, and only we can decide how we are going to get it done. Pennsbury will have their fourth game in six days as they host North Penn and then turnaround 24 hours later and will face CB East at home on Wednesday. We hope the crossover curse is broken in one of our next two games! Winning does come in more ways than one - PHS FH will be holding a food drive over the next three days to help stock the shelves at a local food pantry - losses aside, that is certainly something worth celebrating! #PHSFH2021 #whatsyourWHY