Varsity field hockey’s intense rivalry game ends in a loss

The varsity Highlander field hockey team lost to the Saxons, but they kept their spirits high


Photo courtesy of Mae Monaghan

Varsity Highlanders take on the the mighty Saxons on Oct. 1. The game ended with a score of 1-0, with the Saxons taking the win.

Matthew Zarkani, Online Sports Editor

The Highlander varsity field hockey team took on the Saxons on Tuesday, Oct. 1, in what was an intense rivalry game.

With the loss to the Saxons with a score of 1-0, the Highlanders added on to their already three wins, seven losses, and one tie season.

The rivalry game called for excitement. Before all the hype, the team needed to prepare. 

“We worked hard in practice, and made sure to be extra spirited,” said junior Emma Steele, player on the varsity field hockey team. 

The girls made sure to keep the hype for the game. 

“Before our rival game, we went to Chesapeake Bagel to have a team breakfast, after the school day, we all gathered in the locker room and got hyped up,”  Steele said.

Although the outcome was a loss, the game was nothing short of intense. 

“We knew the game would be challenging, and it was. We dominated with the ball, but could not manage to score. Langley only scored off of corners, which are foul advantages, so if we did not foul, it would have been a tie game,” Steel said.

“Nothing compared to the intensity of this game,” Steele said.