Field hockey looks to find consistency

Erik Rivas , Sports Editor

The Atoms field hockey season has just begun and the girls have already breezed through a couple of their first games.

This season’s new captains are senior Rebecca Tecle, junior Lindsey Keyes, junior Emily Shawish and senior Sarah Hawkins. The team’s starters are Emily Shawish, Rebecca Tecle, Aiya Ismael, Annika Marigliano, Lily Le, Megan Brown, Lillian Dalrymple, Lindsey Keyes, Britney Tran, Annie Nguyen and Sarah Hawkins.

The girls have had a decent beginning start to their season with a 1-1 record.

Their first game took place on Aug. 28 at Mt. Vernon High School. After a long two hours of hard work and sweat, the team made it out victorious over the Majors with a final score of 1-0.
The girls varsity field hockey team’s second game took place on Aug. 29 at Freedom High School.

There, they faced a tough game. Although they did not want to lose and kept playing tough, desperately searching for a victory, this did not occur.
Instead, the Eagles scored twice and the Atoms loss with a score of 2-0.

“I feel like the game went better in the second quarter,” said junior Lindsey Keyes.

The girls normally practice on a turf field and this led to a disadvantage.

“It took time to get used to playing on the grass,” Keyes said.

All though they did not perform up to their expectations, the girls did not have a terrible night.

They instead believe that they improved on many necessary skills, such as working and communicating to one another.

“In the game, we did a better job of moving as one up and down the field,” senior Rebecca Tecle said.

Although they have only played two games in the season, the players know exactly what needs to be done in order to ensure future victories.
“Our communication all across the field is the first thing we need to improve,” Tecle said.

The next field hockey game will take place on Sept. 6 at Thomas Jeffeson High School as the Atoms face the Colonials.