By Emily Chapman,
The Davis High women’s varsity field hockey team fell short in the scrimmage match against Gilroy with a score of 2-1 the evening of Oct. 13.
“I’m excited to play a harder team that will challenge us,” senior Katie Kilmer said before the game against Gilroy.
Coming on strong, DHS challenged Gilroy to a game flaring with quick turnovers.
Hitting from the top left of the circle, junior Averi Brayton shot and missed the goal in the second half of the game. Getting to the ball before it could go out, teammate Wood quickly tipped Brayton’s shot in and scored for Davis.
Totalling five stops as well as achieving possession of the ball twice within 20 seconds, Woods performance stayed consistent.
“I used to be really bad at stopping the ball, so I didn’t expect this,” Woods said reflecting on her stopping ability after the game. “My stops have improved because it’s really something that I’ve been trying to work on.”
Although Gilroy scored two goals, DHS radiated smiles and laughter all throughout the game.
“I always jump around when I get excited,” junior Ella Simmons said.
Ending the match on a high note, Killmer feels fulfilled and proud of her team’s performance even though they didn’t win.
“I don’t think the score really matters, I feel that this game we actually played to our best ability,” Killmer said.
The game also consisted of end-of-game shoot outs which did not contribute to the score. The Blue Devils won the shootouts 2-1.