Bombers Blank MICDS In Midwest Field Hockey Final Rematch
Rams, Though, Edge Burroughs In Boys Soccer In 2 Overtimes.
John Burroughs, the defending Midwest Field Hockey champions, is still a force.
The host Bombers blanked their rivals, MICDS, 2-0, on Satrurday in a rematch of the 2010 Midwest final. Despite the records, both coaches expressed that a playoff rematch is a distinct possibility. The Bombers are 4-1-1 and 2-0 in the MWAA while the Rams dropped to 0-4-1 and 0-1 in league play.
John Burroughs scored goals in each 30-minute half. Senior forward Sandra Yamada, the Bombers leading scorer, tallied her team-high fifth goal of the season with six minutes, 57 seconds left in the first half. Junior forward Abby Martone scored the other - her first goal of the season - with 15:10 left in regulation. Junior forward Collean Trotter assisted on both goals, her first two points of the season.
The Bombers' 2010 top scorer in senior forward Charlotte Martin was held scoreless. Martin has four goals and one assist for nine points, two behind Yamada. Martin led the area in scoring in 2010 with 97 points (38 goals, 21 assists).
Elizabeth Rill and Abby Frerotte, a pair of junior goaltenders, combined for the shutout. Rill played the first half while Frerotte played in the final 30 minutes. Each goalie made four saves.
"We've been talking to them about this," Bombers Coach Meridith Thorpe said. "This is a team sport. You need 11 on the field to get it done. Char is doing a fantastic job at finding the open player and distributing the ball real well for everyone. Don't get me wrong. Char is a strong, solid player. At the end of the day, you need 10 others out there and my entire squad. Everyone knows we have to step it up. Everyone contributed signifiicantly. It's a very good feeling to watch, knowing everyone had a hand in making this happen."
MICDS Coach Lynn Mittler said she saw positives in the loss, something that could help the youthful Rams in the future. One positive was that John Burroughs didn't score on nine corners. "That was a victory for us," Mittler said.
Also, the Rams pressured Frerotte in the final few minutes of the game. "How do we build on the final three minutes into an urgency for 60 minutes," Mittler said. "We've got the pieces. We have to get them to believe they can all fit together. I the kids are ready. I think they can step up. I just have to convince them. It's hard to convince your kids when the score isn't in your favor."
In two overtimes, MICDS edged host John Burroughs, 2-1, on Saturday in the Metro League opener for both rivals. Nicholas Rizzo scored the game winner in the second overtime. Blake Maples assisted on Rizzo's team-high fifth goal of the season.
MICD's Vincent Stanec scored the first goal of the game in the first half. Rizzo assisted on Stanec's first goal of the season. Rizzo leads the Rams in scoring with 12 points. John Burroughs' Francisco Sanchez tied the game with a goal in the second half. Theo Franks assisted on Sanchez' second goal of the season.
MICDS goaltender Christopher Yount recorded 10 saves while John Burroughs netminder Alex Spencer had six saves.
MICDS improved to 4-2 overall while John Burroughs dropped to 3-2.
Sydney Lehman-led John Burroughs edged MICDS, 4-3, in the MWAA I opener for both rivals on Saturday at John Burroughs. The Bombers are 2-0 while MICDS dropped to 0-3.
MICDS improved to 5-1 with the victory over host John Burroughs on Saturday. The Bombers dropped to 0-3.