Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Holmdel Freshman Girls Field Hockey lose to Freehold Township

Holmdel High School Freshman Girls Field Hockey (white/blue) lost to Freehold Township High School (blue/yellow) on Monday October 15, 2007. The final score was 2 - 1 and the game was tied 1 - 1 until the final minutes of the game.

The Holmdel freshman that have been playing Junior Varsity came down to help the team work on subbing. Holmdel has played the whole year with just enough players to field a team.

Freehold scored first on a well executed corner. However, Holmdel stayed strong and came back with a score of their own that gave the team hope that could pull out the win. Holmdel did put the ball in the net again but the ref had already stopped play. The goal was not allowed and the score remained 1 - 1 for the rest of the first half.

Neither team dominated play. The offense and defense of both teams were busy throughout the game.

Holmdel's goalie had several great saves. The improvement in the goal is allowing Holmdels defense to move further away. In fact is has been fun watching the whole team improve as the season progresses. The team is now striking the ball hard and using push passes to move the ball up and down the field.

Freehold scored their second goal late in the second half. While Holmdel had some strong scoring opportunities they were unable to convert and the clock ran out. Freehold was able to return home with the win.

The game was well attended by both parents and students. It was agreed by those sitting in the stands that Freehold Township was the best team Holmdel faced this season. I am glad I was able to get out of work early so that I could attend the game. I also remembered to bring my camera for the game as well.

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