The Godwin girls’ Field Hockey team had a tough loss to Deep Run on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The final score was 2-0.
In the first half, Godwin almost took the initiative when they put the ball in the net, but unfortunately, it was called back for a foul. Deep Run got on board later in the half as the result of a scrum-like opportunity.
At halftime, it was 1-0 with Deep Run in the lead. Godwin Coach Elizabeth Baxter was enthusiastic in her speech to the team on the sideline.
Godwin came out looking rejuvenated. However, it just was not enough. Deep Run increased the deficit halfway through the second half, and that’s how it ended. Godwin possessed the ball fairly well in the second half, but shots on goal were few.
It was a disappointing result, but it could have gone either way. Deep Run had 11 penalty corners in contrast to Godwin’s six.
A telling statistic was that Deep Run’s goal keeper only had one save compared to Godwin’s goal keeper, senior Hannah Etter, who was under pressure the whole game with 10 saves.
When asked about how the team played and their objectives for the season, Coach Baxter said, “We are in conferences this year and we want to go all of the way in the conference tournament. We are getting better every game, and we need to beat Deep Run and Freeman when we see them next to hopefully get the number one seed.”
Junior Riley McFadden said, “Nothing can beat this (field hockey) family. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the season turns out.”