Time to roar: Lions ready for the hunt – Field Hockey

Andrew Cassino, Staff Writer

The Girls Varsity Field Hockey team has worked hard every day in practice since preseason to prepare for Saturday’s Homecoming game against the Fieldston Eagles.

Co-captains Katie Goldenberg (12) and Julia Roth (12) agree that the team has been super focused throughout their practices so far this season, Roth said “We’ve been putting in so much work, and I think we’re already improving a lot from it,” Roth said.

The team had to spend a few practices inside due to the heat, but they used the time productively, doing conditioning on the stairs inside, looking at plays, and strategizing. The team has had one game so far against Riverdale that ended in a 2-1 loss.

“The loss says nothing about the future of our season, as the whole team is motivated, working hard, and looking to bounce back this weekend,” Goldenberg said. Roth agreed, saying she was happy to see everybody put all they learned in practice into real play.

Although the team is much younger this year, especially after after losing several key seniors, the team has retained the same energy and drive to win from last season, Roth said. Forward Juli Moreira is one of several players to look out for at the game this Saturday.