Pennsbury vs. Harry S. Truman

Pennsbury Comments
It was a gorgeous day for field hockey! The Pennsbury Falcons hit the field with fire after coming off of two confidence killing losses. Liz Jordan connected on a pass from Meg McClure halfway through the first quarter to start off the scoring. The Tigers held the score to 1-0 going into the second quarter as it seemed to take PHS a little time to fully connect and finish. Head Coach, Traci Curtis, was pleased with how the game progressed. We found our groove in the second quarter and moved the ball beautifully, making transitions across the field, putting the ball into space, and using some big hits from defense to gain momentum on attack. Meg McClure started the second quarter scoring on an assist from Lily Abraham. Senior, Lily Morgan scored her first goal of the season on an assist from McClure and EB Rafferty notched the fourth goal before halftime on an assist from Reagan Ward. Senior Captain, Pranita Madaka, added another goal in the third quarter on a cross from Mia Popovich then McClure added the sixth goal, unassisted, in the fourth to finish out the game. Meg McClure is amazing on the field for us. She has a hand in almost every successful play and is just getting smarter and smarter with the ball. She is taking chances and truly getting better with every minute. We are so excited about her contribution and her efforts. It was nice to have five different girls contributing to the scoring and certainly a confidence boost for many. It was great to see all of our players across the both Varsity and JV get playing time today - we can honestly say it was a full team effort. Truman had some girls in the backfield with strong sticks and that helped them tremendously with some strong stops. We have so much respect for that team of players and coaches who work so hard and despite having light numbers, fought to the end in both Varsity and JV with girls putting in so many minutes for the afternoon. We still need to capitalize on our penalty corners more and we missed a bunch of cross deflections in the circle. We will continue to practice hard and hone our skills in every way possible. It felt good to win, but we also know how a shut out feels - we've been on the other side of that score twice already this season and it's humbling. The Falcons know that every game is important, especially as we dig further into the season. Our focus is one step at a time, one game at a time, and to find a balance between our heads, our hearts, and our hockey. Our job now is to switch gears and prepare to play on turf on Wednesday at CR North. This next game is huge for us and our mentality - consistency will be the key.