Girls Field Hockey Season Recap


Photo courtesy of Karen Ambrose Hickey

Sirisha Mitra, Staff Writer

Paly girls field hockey season has come to a bittersweet end. Their first game, out of league, was a decisive victory, and they won 13-1. Senior Anna Wingard felt this signified that the season was off to a strong start. 

“We started our season off pretty well, we won our first non-league game … which was amazing,” she said. “I think we won every non-league game we played.” 

Once the league season started, their opponents got more challenging. They faced opponents like Los Gatos, Fremont, and Archbishop Mitty. 

“Once we started playing league games it got a little tougher,” Wingard said. “We would be able to hold the other team pretty well but eventually they would score. We either lost or tied all of our league games.” 

The girls’ overall standing is 1-11-2. In league, they are placed eighth and have a 0-10-2 record. Although this season did not finish in the way they had hoped, the team kept their spirits high throughout. Senior Anna Wingard values the girls’ work ethic during the season.

“We still kept our heads high and were practicing 5 days a week, learning new skills, and putting a ton of work in while also having fun,” Wingard said.

The team eventually made it to CCS playoffs where they faced off against Valley Christian. They fought hard but ultimately lost, with a final score of 1-0.

Despite this loss, Wingard is proud of the way the season played out.

“Overall, everyone did their best and showed up everyday, which is what counts the most,” Wingard said. “I would describe it as a great season.”