Sweet Home West Alabama

Sam Chambers
Congratulations to the 2014 Maverick Field Hockey program for keeping the streak, winning the JV City tournament, and the HJPC titles.
St. John's Varsity Field Hockey defeated Kinkaid 1-0 for the top seed in the SPC South.  The win was the first for the Mavericks against the Falcons this season.  Kinkaid shut out St. John's in two previous non-counter games held at Kinkaid, but when the stakes were the highest, the home team prevailed.

"We made some adjustments of fundamentals, and it payed off," said Varsity Head Field Hockey Coach Craig Chambers '81.  "We had great team communication and team possession."  

The Mavericks created more swing chances this time around and with 22 seconds left in the first half one of those converted for the lone score of the game.

"Kelsey Bing '16 played in goal and in the field to give us more depth," said Chambers.  "Kinkaid is a well coached team and if we see them again in the SPC playoffs it would be in the finals."

The win last week had more historical significance in that the Mavericks have never lost a Varsity home counter on Caven Field dating back to at least 2007.

"I have never thought about the streak," said Chambers.  "Our teams have been strong and well prepared for games. We hope to continue the trend."

"Our overall record during the past 8 years at home is an incredible, 49-0," said Assistant Varsity Coach Gordon Center.  "We have outscored our opponents 194 goals for SJS, to just 10 goals for our opponents.  The win over Kinkaid at home will make this the 8th class of Seniors never to have lost at home."

The JV1 Mavericks continued their streak of three consecutive JV City championships with a 1-0 win over Kinkaid last week.   8th Grade Girls started a new streak with their first HJPC championship since 2012.

Sam Chambers - Athletic News 
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