Ashburn, VA (September 26, 2017) – On the first ever Senior Night for the Rock Ridge Phoenix field hockey program, the team was hoping for their first victory of the season for Olivia Ouimet, their lone member of the class of 2018.
Standing in their way were the Broad Run Spartans, sporting a modest 3-6 record and utilizing a roster that had a few more upperclassmen than the home team.
Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from the game.
If you looked at this matchup, it didn't seem very appealing. Between the two teams they had lost fourteen of seventeen games. However, for Rock Ridge, all but one of those losses had been by two goals or less. The Spartans had suffered through a few big losses, but had won two of their last three and were on a bit of a roll. So maybe the matchup was better than it first seemed.
And it was.
In the first half, Varisha Patel scored on the only shot that Broad Run had. Other than that, both defenses and keepers were mistake free. It was a balanced and exciting effort from both sides.
The second half would go about the same. The Phoneix got closer than they had before intermission, but still could not really threaten to score. And the Spartans had better chances, but were held out by the stingy home team defense.
Final score: Broad Run 1 - Rock Ridge 0.
|Players who could be clearly identified by jersey number are listed in the links below. Additional photos of these and other players may be found by reviewing the full gallery.|
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