Wolves Field Hockey wins in Pink-Out

The JP Varsity Field Hockey squad took the field Tuesday afternoon against The Madeira School. The Wolves sported pink accessories on their uniforms for breast cancer awareness, and especially in honor of Coach Murphy’s late mother.

JP came out tough in a tight defensive battle through the first half of the game, but Madeira ended up scoring first and taking the 1-0 lead.Goal celebration

Halfway through the second half, the Wolves answered back on a goal by Ana Grasso. The contest remained at 1-1 for nearly the rest of the game before JP had another chance with just two minutes left.

During a scrum in the front of opposing goal, a penalty was called on Madeira for a violation only known to fockey aficionados, and JP was awarded a penalty stroke. In dramatic fashion, Renee Paquette converted, shooting a laser to the right side of the goal, giving JP the 2-1 advantage with little time remaining.

The Wolves’ hype squad erupted at the go-ahead score, and the group of boys stormed down to the sideline and completed two celebratory push ups in unison.

“That was so funny,” senior Rachel Hoppe said of the push ups, “honestly, the fact that people come to our games is a big deal to me.”

The hype squad fan group celebrates with push ups

The hype squad fan group celebrates with push ups

Coach Dove described the performance as, “epic!” But then criticized, “they were terrible push ups. They need to work on their form.”

The girls held strong through the remaining seconds and closed out the victory. “We won this game for [Coach Murphy],” Victoria Tillotson said after the win.

The field hockey team is back in action at home on Friday afternoon. Join the hype squad and help celebrate goals. In addition, bring a hat to throw in the event of a hat trick!


About Steve Miller

Steve Miller has been baseball blogging since 2011. He served as the Sports Editor at the University of Dayton's Flyer News for two years. Email: h2rsteve@gmail.com
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