Girls Field Hockey falls to Lynbrook in a 1-0 thriller

Joshua Kasevich and Ya'el Sarig

Tuesday afternoon marked the game of the Paly Girls Field hockey game against Lynbrook High School. The Vikings are off to a slow start in their season after going 2-13 throughout the first 15 games. The game today was well fought, but some late miscommunications lead to the Vikings losing 0-1.

Throughout the first half defense completely dominated the game. 10 minutes in ot the game Alexa Gwyn (‘21) had a close shot on goal that just missed. Both teams were sprinting all around the field to keep the match 0-0.

Maria Silva (‘20) from Paly really played solid all night and was a bright spot to watch. She was able to get to the ball get good looks on offense, and make solid stops on defense.

It was very apparent that the Vikings spend time working on defense. “We work hard on our defense because defense is more important. We try to keep the ball out of the goal,” Natalie Hmelar (‘22) said.

This showed as the Vikings only gave up one goal in the first half. Lynbrook had a solid drive down the field and was able to sneak the ball into Paly’s net. However, going into halftime the game was only a one point difference.

Coach Crane at half time was able to get some positivity into the team.

 “She said we are doing a great job and she wants to see us score some goals,” Hmelar said.

The Vikings could not scratch a goal across, but they held Lynbrook in the 1-0 loss.

Looking forward the team looks to grow together, and prepare for next season in hopes for a more successful start.