Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bill Iezzi: Eastern Field Hockey Upset

Eastern field hockey coach Danyle Heilig went right to the point after Oak Knoll upset the Vikings, 4-2, Sunday in the Tournament of Champions' final.

Bill Iezzi: Eastern Field Hockey Upset

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Eastern field hockey coach Danyle Heilig went right to the point after Oak Knoll upset the Vikings, 4-2, Sunday in the Tournament of Champions' final.

"They took advantage of opportunities and we didn't," Heilig said of Oak Knoll, which had been outshot, 22-6, and outcornered, 28-2. "They had six shots on goal and converted on four. We dominated the game but couldn't finish the ball."

The stats clearly were on Eastern's side.

When I read the stats to Oak Knoll coach Ali Good, she said: "It's ironic, because we did a thing for them last night and we said 'you can line up all the stats you want, but you've got to play the game.' And when it counted, my forwards put the ball in the cage."

"Knowing my offense can roll with anything, we actually practiced defense for two days. They stepped up big and my offense finished."

 

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