Girls varsity field hockey starting season out strong with 3-0-0

It is finally the start of a brand new school year, but the girls’ varsity field hockey team has been hard at work since the second week of August. The girls have been preparing, prepping, and gaining confidence these last few months for this upcoming season.

“I have good feelings for this upcoming season,” junior Maggie Schimeck said. “We’re playing teams we’ve never played before.”

Not only have they started early in the summer, but they have also had three games. The team has already been working hard to prepare for a great season. On their first game, they started with a bang against Farmington. The final score was 7-0. The motivation and the confidence from the win against Farmington carried over to their next game against Clarkston. They went into that game hot and ready and came out 8-0 and ending up with a mercy rule on the field. On that same day, the girls played Gross Pointe North and came out with another hard-fought victory scoring 2-1.

Although the girls are on a roll with a 3-0-0 record, they have also been able to bond a lot more with one another, due to the months that they have had together this far. With the team losing a large handful of seniors, the girls and their coaches are finding new ways for everyone to bond with one another.

“The coaches are making us practice in groups with drills instead of being split between our two teams,” Maggie said. “[This] is making the whole team a lot closer, which is really nice because everyone is friendly with everyone and knows the basics of each other.”

With a 3-0-0 record, the girls will play at home on Saturday, August 27, at 11:30 a.m. and take on Gross Pointe South. They are ready to go in strong and hopefully come out with another victory.