River Hill unhappy with the way tie fits Hawks score on first shot

Glenelg Country gets even

Field hockey

September 16, 1998|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

One team was happy.

"I'm very satisfied," said Glenelg Country School coach Barbara Brummett after her team's season opener. "I'm very proud of them."

The other team was clearly upset.

"I'm very disappointed," River Hill coach Martha Henderson said. "It's as good as a loss at this point."

Neither team lost yesterday's game, which ended in a 1-1 tie. But that Henderson would consider it a loss demonstrates the gravity of the Hawks' situation.

"We're much better than this team. We know it," she said. "We didn't step up. Hopefully we'll learn from it."

River Hill forward Kristi Kruger said: "They've improved, but we need to step up our game. We didn't play up to our potential. We weren't as aggressive as we should have been, and we definitely took this game too lightly."

Visiting River Hill (2-2-1) scored on its first shot 1: 47 into the game when Ali Privitera converted a pass from Almaz Wilson. The Hawks took only three more the rest of the game.

"We should definitely be scoring more," said Kruger, whose team has four goals in five games. "We're working with a new midfield and its been hard getting the ball downfield. We're still learning how to play together."

Glenelg Country had a young team last year, winning only once during the rebuilding process. This year the Dragons believe the parts are in place for a winning season.

"We're coming together very well," said Glenelg County's Rachel Baron, who joined Kathryn Owens, Megan Reuwer, Asley Hudak and Molly Walker with strong performances. "It's the best I've seen the team in the three years I've been here. Our skills have improved immensely."

Glenelg Country dominated the second half, and tied the game on Hudak's goal with 6: 10 remaining. Because the game was played under AIS rules, there was no overtime.

Pub Date: 9/16/98

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