Varsity Field Hockey
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Sep 24, 2019
- VIKINGS: 0
Tuesday September 24th at 5:30pm, Loudoun Valley Vikings hosted the Woodgrove Wolverines in a rematch of their tough match from September 5th that the Wolverines won 3-2. The Vikings were pumped and excited for this rematch. In the previous matchup, Valley scored two runs in the last 10 minutes of the game, and had two goals get called back on a couple of different corner plays.
The Vikings were excited to build off of that success and wanted the rematch. It was not to happen this evening.
Neither team scored in regulation. Although Woodgrove generated a few opportunities, Valley dominated possession of the ball and played on the Woodgrove side of the field for most of the game. Whenever the Wolverines gained possession of the ball, the Vikings defense would thwart them. If Woodgrove, got the ball past midfield, they rarely got past Junior defender Ellery White or Sophomore Defender Carlea Dawson. On the rare instance they did get past the defenders, Junior Sweeper, Rachel McFadden would proceed to get the ball back and the Viking would counter attack.
Unfortunately for the Vikings, they just could not put the ball in the back of the net and it went into overtime.
Overtime, was dominated by the Vikings as well. They played in front of the Woodgrove goal, but just could not close the game out. Midway through the overtime period, the Wolverines got their one opportunity and they took advantage of tit. A breakaway by Woodgrove, led to a scrum in front of the Vikings goal, and the ball snuck past the outstretched Vikings' Goalie Genna Marsh.
The over all play of the game was frustrating to watch. Often the complaint from fans and spectators in regards to this sport, is that there are too many penalties and the refs blow the whistle too often and the flow of the game is hurt as a result. Tonight was just the opposite. The refs seemed afraid to blow the whistle tonight, except for the occasional foot fault, rarely was a call made by the refs. Surprisingly, this game style was also frustrating to watch for the spectators too.