Springbrook Field Hockey dominates over Richard Montgomery 3-0
Saturday, September 15, 2012 – The Springbrook Blue Devils field hockey team looked to rebound from their first defeat three days ago, as they play against Richard Montgomery. The Blue Devils started the game with a lot more energy and kept pressure on the Richard Montgomery defense immediately. The Blue Devils scored first (Matadi), with a shot from from the left side of the goal at the 16:06 mark until the end of the first half. The teams reached the intermission with Springbrook leading 1-0. During the fist half, Springbrook goalie, Ria Peralta, defended the goal by kicking away all attempts (9 shots) by Richard Montgomery.
The second half started with the same intensity for the Blue Devils and immediately were in the scoring zone. The Blue Devils scored on a penalty corner shot play with a shot by O’Hearn in front of the goal at the 26:48 mark into the half. The Blue Devils took a commanding 2-0 lead. Richard Montgomery tried to mount an offensive attack, but the Blue Devils defense continued to keep pressure on them, and all shots to the goal were aggressively kicked away. The Blue Devils offense marched down the field again and with 9:20 left in the game, O’Hearn scored from the right side of the goal to the left corner that went past the goalie’s stick. The Blue Devils lead 3-0.
Richard Montgomery (RM) picked up the pace in the remaining minutes to make a offensive challenge to the Blue Devils defense in the last five minutes of the game. RM was able to put pressure and set up a couple of penalty corner shot attempts. Again the Blue Devils defense and their goalie prevented the ball from entering the goal. The time ran out on RM as the Blue Devils improved their season record to only one defeat, 3-1-1.
Next game for the Blue Devils will be at Sherwood High School (6-0) on Wednesday, September 19 at 7 pm.
Blue Devil Field Hockey Highlights of the game:
Ria Peralta moved up to the number one ranking for goalie saves in the Washington Post All Met Sports after today’s game, with a 19 save performance. This is second to her season high 22 saves against Whitman. She leads the other goalies from the Maryland, Virgina, and DC schools with 56 saves.
Cassidy O’Hearn continued her scoring performance by adding two goals today to bring her total for the season to 10. She is currently second in the goal scored rankings in the Washington Post All Met Sports. Cassidy gained the top spot in the rankings for assists with her one assist today to lead other players from the Maryland, Virgina, and DC schools with 9 assist for the season.
Nereah Matadi had another great game today by scoring the first goal in today’s game. She also kept constant pressure on the RM players throughout the game.