Varsity field hockey at a standstill with Westmont

Varsity field hockey at a standstill with Westmont

Anthony Chen

Varsity field hockey ties with Westmont High School on Oct. 9


Westmont takes possesion of the ball

Despite great efforts coming from the field hockey teams from both schools on Oct. 9, neither was able to score a goal, ending the match at 0-0.

“Being that close to victory and working so hard,” junior Ashley Vernazza said. “It's just very frustrating.”


The girls nearly won the game at the beginning of overtime, when a well-placed shot by sophomore Kristen Tatsuno went in the goal. However, the point was quickly dismissed because Tatsuno scored inside the shooting circle, a semi-circular area surrounding the goal, where players cannot score.


"Our team isn't doing really well this year," junior Suzanne Stern said. "We played well, but didn't score that many goals."


The Matadors lost 0-1 at Live Oak High School on Oct. 7 and tied Lynbrook at home on Sept. 30. As of now, the Varsity girls are still waiting for their first win of the season.


“I think that we’re good. We’re learning to work with each other,” junior Pooja Kundargi said. “ It's just taking us more time to work as a team.”


With their next game against Leigh on Oct. 20 quickly approaching, the girls will continue to work hard and strive for a win.