Springbrook Field Hockey beats Gaithersburg 1-0

Monday, September 9, 2013:  The Springbrook Lady Blue Devils (2-0) continued to play great and scored their second victory in as many games.  Goalie Ria Peralta once again did not have much to defend (3 saves), and recorded another shutout in beating the Gaithersburg Trojans (1-1) by the score of 1-0.  The Lady Blue Devils started strong again by pressing the pace right away and finally scored with 24:08 minutes left to play in the first half, when Kelly Stiller scored a goal.  It was a defensive battle for the rest of the game, while Gaithersburg had one shot attempt in the first half and two shots at goal in the second half.  The energetic play by the Lady Blue Devils is encouraging, and they hope to continue it for their next game against Watkins Mill High School at Springbrook.

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Game Summary:

Goal Score:  Stiller – 1

Goal Saves:  Peralta – 3

Next game:  September 11, 2013 @7 pm vs Watkins Mill at Springbrook

 

Springbrook Field Hockey Opens season with 7-0 win

Saturday, September 7, 2013:  The Springbrook Lady Blue Devils opened the 2013 Field Hockey season with a convincing win over the Rockville Rams, 7-0.  This is the first season under new varsity coach, Rebeca Dietz and the girls looked comfortable under her.  The Lady Blue Devils kept the pressure on their opponents throughout the game and spent most of the game on the offensive end of the filed.  The defense aggressively charged to the ball and kept the opponent from attempting a shot at the goalie.

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Game summary:

Goal Score:  Ho – 2, Yetley – 2, Stiller – 1, O’Hearn – 1, Matadi -1

Opponent: No shots on goal

Next game:  September 9, 2013 @7 pm vs. Gaithersburg

Springbrook Blue Devils Filed Hockey looks to continue win streak

Springbrook Blue Devils Filed Hockey looks to continue win streak

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – The Springbrook Blue Devils field hockey team will go to Sherwood High School field today to try to continue their current win streak. After having a strong performance last Saturday against Richard Montgomery, the Blue Devils (3-1-1, 1-1) will try to carry that momentum against the undefeated Sherwood (6-0, 2-0) team. Although the Blue Devils team are a very young team that’s comprised of mostly juniors and sophomore players, they are starting to mold together as a very good team early in the season.

Sophomore goalie Ria Peralta, is one of the big surprises of the season so far. This being her first year playing field hockey goalie position, has adapted to the role nicely. Ria Peralta is currently the top ranking goalie in Montgomery county and has held the overall number one goalie ranking in the DMV in the early weeks of the season.

Today’s Field Hockey game:  Springbrook Blue Devils at Sherwood High School starts at 7 pm.

Springbrook Field Hockey dominates in victory over Richard Montgomery

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.

Springbrook Blue Devils Field Hockey just misses against Whitman 2-1

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 – The Springbrook Blue Devils (2-0-1) field hockey team looked forward to continuing their unbeaten streak against Whitman (0-1).  The game started out with both teams exhibiting an enthusiatic display of defense.  It was at the 17:31 mark of the first half that Whitman was able to penetrate the defense of the Blue Devils and scored the first goal.  They traded great defensive plays again until the 10:27 mark when Whitman scored again.  Halftime intermission was reached with Whitman leading the Blue Devils 2-0.

The Blue Devils came out for the second half to put more pressure on Whitman defense, but it was at the 7:24 mark left in the game that the Blue Devils scored.  They trailed 2-1, but spent most of the remaining time just outside the scoring circle and tried to even up the score.  The Blue Devils showed great effort and never gave up, but just fell short of a comeback.

Highlights of the game:  Ria Peralta, the sophmore goalie of the Blue Devils continued her climb in the goalie rankings with a 14 save performance, to bring her total to 37 saves and in the top five in the Metro area.  Cassidy O’Hearn, the junior midfileder of the Blue Devils, score another goal to bring her total to 8, just 1 goal behind the lead in the Metero area.

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Photos by Ned Y.