Field Hockey Falls in 2nd Consecutive State Semifinal

Despite ending, team earns best record in school history



Sophomore Kyra Bencal centers the ball off of a corner. CHS field hockey lost in the state semifinals for a 2nd straight season.

John Guglielmone, Editor

For a second consecutive season, the CHS varsity field hockey team lost in the state semifinals, this time at Paint Branch High School Nov 5.

The CHS field hockey team took on the 2-time defending state champs, the South River Seahawks, as they tried for their first state finals appearance in school history.

“Honestly, a lot of us weren’t expecting this year at all since we lost so many big players last year,” senior captain Anna Bertrand said, “although I do not think our thoughts held us back one bit.”

The game was tied at the end of the first half, but just a little over a minute into the second half, South River scored on a rebound. They scored another goal 4 minutes later off a deflection a 30-yard shot. The Lady Seahawks added two more goals to win the game 4-0.

“I feel like we accomplished all the goals we set,” sophomore Kyra Bencal said. “We just wanted to play every game like it was our last and leave it all out on the field.”

“I wouldn’t want to change a thing,” senior captain Charlotte Pond said. “I think we never gave up and we always played with heart, which was always our main goal.”