|GAME DATE||SPORTS||GAME TYPE||OVERTIME|
|September 01st 2022||Field Hockey - Girls||League Game||No|
The Pennsbury Falcons had one day to collect themselves and rise up from their loss on Tuesday as they prepared for Thursday's game against Truman. With the lessons learned slung over their shoulders, the orange and black arrived with a renewed perspective and mindset regarding the second game of the season and were ready to take the step forward. Although they were still traveling, the overall landscape of this contest was very different - playing on turf instead of grass, a different level of pressure, and a varied lineup of players covering the field. It did not take long to get into a groove and the comfort felt in every layer of our team set us up for success, said head coach, Traci Curtis. Goals and assists were contributed by a variety of players and every girl on the roster got time on the turf. We were able to explore many of our penalty corner options, which was helpful for that specialty unit. In the first quarter, Ava Jordan and Meg McClure (2) tallied 3 goals with the help of Rylie Borgman assisting for Jordan. Theresa Vazapphilly added another in the second to make it 4-0 going into the half. Borgman and McClure struck again in the third with 2 unassisted goals for a 6-0 lead and then Rachel Stein closed the game with 2 heads up plays in the circle making the final 8-0. We were very proud of the effort today and the way our girls handled themselves both on and off the field. Curtis had a lot to say about the opponent. Truman is being coached by two great women who are doing an awesome job of building from the ground up. The Tigers were stronger in many places than they have ever been - the defense worked super hard and the cohesiveness was evident. It was great to watch. I have the utmost respect for their program and how hard they work to compete in our conference, never giving up. The Truman goalie, Stacy Cavillard, played an amazing game with about 16 saves and denying our team on a penalty stroke. Despite the lopsided score, the Tigers should be proud of how they battled us out there, Curtis added. We can never take our losses too seriously or our successes. We are all a work in progress and each of these 18 steps along the SOL regular season path will present an opportunity that we need to embrace and use to be better than when we started. Pennsbury will host their first home game Friday against Hatboro- Horsham as they head into the holiday weekend.