By Krystal Lau,
The Davis High varsity women’s field hockey team took first place in their league with a win on Oct. 17 against Chico with a score of 1-0.
Shades of pink flashed across the field as girls adorned in pink socks and hair ribbons ran back and forth. Supporting and raising awareness for breast cancer, all proceeds from the event are to be donated to charity.
“This game is going to raise money for all types of cancer,” sophomore Cara Satre said. “
Satre feels confident about their team’s position in the league. With one more game to go, she feels that DHS can hold their first place status.
“If we win that [game] we definitely secure it, but we’re really looking good right now in first place,” Satre said.
After junior Sarina Buchannan scored the only goal of the game, Chico attempted many goals, especially in the third quarter, yet all were stopped by spectacular saves by junior Danielle Mentink. Satre is proud of her teammates’ performance and her own performance.
“I thought I started out a little shaky and nervous but then as the game went on, I did a lot better and I was more relaxed,” Satre said.
This was senior Lyla Godfryd’s last home game at DHS, so she feels especially grateful to come out with a win.
“It was really important, plus we worked really hard to support cancer, and I think we did a good job,” Godfryd said. “We’ve been through a lot together this year and finally coming together in this game brought us closer…we’ve been working towards this.”
Godryd remains confident about winning all upcoming games. Her coach, Sandie Marotti-Huckins, mirrors her sentiments.
“I think that if I have to give [the game] a scale of one to ten we were probably a nine and a half, we played very well. We executed on all the things we practiced this week and everything we wanted to do,” Marotti-Huckins said.
Marotti-Huckins attributes the team’s victory to its close unity and tight-knit team members.
“This is the closest team I’ve ever had in 22 years of coaching and I think its because of the small numbers and the fact that they know they only had a couple of subs and they all had to stay tight,” Marotti-Huckins said. “I think it’s a positive thing and its really nice to see.”
Only good things are to come for the field hockey team, and although they set the bar high tonight by winning the championship, Marotti-Huckins still believes next year will be even better.
“I think next year will be a better year than this year. We should win the league again next year,” Marotti-Huckins said.