The Patriots season came to an end after a 3-0 loss to rival Churchill Bulldogs in Regional finals on Oct. 30.
The Bulldogs scored all of their goals in the first half, dominating the field. The Patriots were able to stop additional scoring opportunities in the second half, but weren’t able to score any of their own. “It was really sad to lose to Churchill again, but overall I’m really proud of us as a team,” senior Alexa Kantor said.
Although the team lost in regional finals, the team succeeded in the regional semi-finals against Richard Montgomery on Oct. 28. The Patriots started the playoffs season off strong with a 3-0 win. The goals came from juniors Quinn Lugenbeel and Darcy Touchette and senior captain Kendall Clark.
The first goal by Kantor. The ball was put at Luginbeel’s stick and her shot went behind the goalie. The second goal from the Patriots started with Touchette when she performed a reverse sweep into the back of the goal. The final goal came from Clark when she took a shot inside the circle that went through the mix of players and went behind the goalie once again. “The whole team had a good mentality from start to finish, proving ourselves to move on in the playoffs,” senior captain Leah Kellert said.
Their last game before the playoffs started was on Oct. 18, against Blair. The team came out with a 1-0 win with a goal from junior Kirby Child. That took place on a corner from senior Alexa Kantor, where she passed the ball to Lugenbeel at the top of the circle who then passed it to Child for a shot on goal. “This game was really exciting because the teams were really even and we pulled through to get the win,” sophomore Emily Levine said.
The team is losing five seniors for the next season, captains Jordan Rubin, Leah Kellert and Kendall Clark, Alexa Kantor and Mia Silver. The Patriots will be lead by juniors Kirby Child, Amanda Schless, Maya Erd, Erin Chang, Laura See, Darcy Touchette and Sharon Oh.