November 15, 2013 |
If Gina Buggy had her way, a goal in the Episcopal Academy field hockey scorebook would be recorded something like this: "Goalie save, defender clear, across midfield, assist, goal. " A scoring play for her Churchwomen, she said, typically begins on the other end of the field. "When you call scoring, you give the direct assist, but I think for our team we recognize where that run started," said Buggy, the 28th-year Episcopal coach. "It's the defender who stepped up, cleared the ball, got it to [midfield]
November 12, 2013 |
TORONTO - It was early in the morning on Aug. 9, 1988 - usually a quiet time in the hockey world. Not so for Jay Greenberg, then the Daily News ' Flyers beat writer. Greenberg was one of the few sports writers in the world to sniff out "The Trade," which sent the greatest hockey player ever from Edmonton to Los Angeles. In fact, with the help of sources, Greenberg nearly nailed the exact specifications of the deal in that day's paper, hours before it was even consummated.
November 10, 2013 |
Five area field hockey schools will compete Saturday in the PIAA state quarterfinals, a collection of the best teams in the state. However, for four area teams, the competition will come from within Southeastern Pennsylvania. Gwynedd Mercy, the No. 3 seed from District 1, will face Archbishop Carroll, the top seed from District 12, in a local matchup in the Class AA bracket at noon at Wissahickon. Two other area teams - West Chester Henderson (No. 1 seed, District 1) and Hatboro-Horsham (No. 4)
November 6, 2013 |
After waiting an entire month to win a regular-season game, the Rancocas Valley field hockey team had to wait a few extra periods to win its second playoff game on Monday afternoon. The sixth-seeded Red Devils won on strokes, 3-1, in a Central Jersey Group 4 quarterfinal at No. 3 Jackson that stood scoreless after two overtimes. Jackson led, 1-0, after the first round of strokes., then Mal Rickerhauser made a stop and Kailey McCloskey flipped a goal into the upper left corner to tie it. Rickerhauser followed with another save and Paige Davis faked the goalie out before scoring left to make it 2-1. After Jackson's fourth shooter missed wide, Kay Lawrence's shot ricocheted off the inner left post and into the cage for the win. "It was awesome," RV coach Julie Thornton said.
October 27, 2013 |
Sophomore Sarah Yerk (Pennridge) tallied two goals and junior Jordan Martin had a goal and an assist to lead St. Joseph's (5-11 overall, 2-2 Atlantic Ten) past visiting St. Louis, 3-1, in field hockey on Friday. It was the first multigoal game for Yerk, while Martin tied her career-best with her seventh goal of the season and extended her career-high with her seventh assist. In its final home game, Temple earned a 5-1 win over Georgetown in Big East Conference action, clinching a spot in the four-team league tournament.
October 26, 2013 |
James H. McFarlane liked playing ice hockey far more than he liked sitting in a classroom. Mr. McFarlane had four offers of "scholarships for playing ice hockey for colleges," his wife, Jeannette, said. He accepted none. "He ended up playing for a farm team to the New York Rangers," she said. On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Mr. McFarlane, 84, a resident of Mount Laurel for 23 years who retired in 1984 as senior vice president of sales for Cunard Line Ltd. in New York City, died of pneumonia at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
October 23, 2013 |
Christina Black's pregame introduction did not go to plan. While Black, a senior, was finding a place in line with her teammates, she missed her name being announced. Another player let her know, but she turned the wrong way before finally finding her way to the field. That turned out to be the toughest part of the Mount St. Joseph goalkeeper's Monday afternoon. Black made four saves and Mount St. Joseph won at Wissahickon, 3-1, in the first round of the District 1 Class AAA field hockey playoffs.
October 18, 2013 |
Hanging in the locker room of the Conestoga field hockey team is a reminder of how far the Pioneers have come and what more they want to accomplish. It's a sign created by the players and doodled on with multicolored markers. The sign is marked by a number of goals set by the players for this season - most notably winning the Central League, which Conestoga accomplished Tuesday night in an 11-1 win over Penncrest. At the bottom of the sign, all the players wrote their names. "It feels so great to check it off and finish on a high note," senior cocaptain Meghan Connors said after the win. "We see it before every game and every practice.
October 14, 2013 |
Ashley O'Donnell (Academy Park) recorded her second straight hat trick and Natalie Rivera (Boyertown) scored twice to lead Immaculata's field hockey team (4-8, 2-0 CSAC) in a 7-2 thumping of Cedar Crest (0-12, 0-2) in Allentown. Patsy Murphy (Pope John Paul II) and Molly Byrne also scored. In their last two games, the Mighty Macs have tallied 15 goals. Maria Karidas (Council Rock South) netted her fifth career hat trick and goalie Kelly Kruk (Methacton) had nine saves to lead Gwynedd Mercy (6-6, 2-0 CSAC)
October 11, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - In the shadow of one of college football's oldest cathedrals now sits college hockey's newest, most decked-out freezer. On Friday, Terry Pegula's $102 million donation to Penn State comes to fruition as the Pegula Ice Arena. The Penn State men's hockey team will christen the state-of-the-art facility when it plays Army at 8 p.m. "This building, we think, is going to be the premier college hockey facility in North America," said Joe Battista, Penn State's associate athletic director for hockey development.