Field hockey shuts out Corning

Junior Nicole Pugh looks to pass to her teammate Darby Maguire in the field hockey team's 5-0 victory over Corning on Monday, Sept. 15.
Junior Nicole Pugh looks to pass to teammate Darby Maguire in the field hockey team’s 5-0 victory over Corning on Monday, Sept. 15.

By Sean Gellen, Staff–

The women’s field hockey team took down the Corning Cardinals 5-0 on Monday, Sept. 14 at Ron and Mary Brown Stadium, signaling a strong start to a season full of tough competition. 

The game tipped off with the Blue Devils gaining possession and making a number of close shots that just missed the goal. Seven minutes into the game, junior Cara Satre shot the ball into the corner of the Cardinals’ net for the first goal of the game.

With a solid defense, the Devils rarely let the ball cross into their side of the field. Senior Hannah Denton capitalized on the long possession with a goal in the back of the net with 15:29 left in the half. The period ended with the Blue Devils up 2-0 and the Cardinals without a shot on goal.

The second half kicked off with a four minute possession that set junior Darby Maguire up for a shot that put Davis up 3-0. For the next 14 minutes, the Blue Devils passed the ball around until Satre broke through with a goal assisted by Maguire, who slid the ball through a small slot between multiple defender sticks, allowing Satre to convert with a well placed shot.

Less than a minute later, senior captain Sarina Buchanan fed Maguire in the box for the final goal of the game. The win brings DHS to 2-0, and the season looks bright despite tough competition approaching this weekend.

“I think we played better [than Monday],” junior Kailey Smith said. “This was supposed to be an easier game; we have harder games this weekend [so] this was supposed to be a reflection of how we’re going to play Friday and Saturday.”

Coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins was pleased with her team’s performance.

“We played better then we did Wednesday,” she said. “This week is kind of the beginning of the season. The way I’m looking at it is we have four games this week, and two tough games this weekend [Saratoga and St. Ignatius], so it was a good start to the week.”

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