Leveling the Field

Sam Chambers
St. John's Field Hockey is finding success at multiple levels.

After Varsity Field Hockey capped off the regular season with a 3-2 win over Kinkaid last week to secure the Number 1 SPC South seed, JV 1 Girls took care of business as usual.  Undefeated going into the JV City Championship, St. John's Junior Varsity took out St. Agnes and Episcopal before finishing off the Falcons on Tuesday night.  The final game was knotted up at 1-1 at the end of regulation and through 7v7 before going to strokes.  Mackenzie Mott '15 put up a stalwart performance in the goal denying Kinkaid on all three attempts in stroke play.  Lindsey McKone '16, who also scored the first goal in regulation on a feed from Kendall Bernard '15, Sasha Clonts '15, and Celia Lewis '14 converted their shots for a 3-0 victory.

"It was a team effort and the work paid off at the end," said Head Coach Brenda Mercado.  "Mackenzie was strong in the goal and our strokes were to perfection."

8th Grade Girls faced the Falcons in the HJPC Championships.  Scoreless through regulation and 7v7, the game ended in stroke play.  Abigail Moorehead '17 stopped 3 Kinkaid shots, while Julia Parsley '17 and Reese Vogel '17 converted for the win to preserve an undefeated season for the "Great 28 Eights."

Meanwhile Maverick field hockey alums are continuing their winning ways at the collegiate level. On November 1st Catherine Colt Franklin '10 and the Northwestern play Indiana in the first round of the Big 10 Championship. Sarah Urdahl '12 and the Duke Devils play Maryland in the first round of the ACC tournament, and Catherine Dawson '12 and Stanford play Radford in the first round of the Nor-Pac Championship. Kelley Harrison '09 and Brown play Yale on Nov. 3.