Lady Toppers Play Tough

Jane O’Brien  ‘15
October 10, 2014

Coming off of a tie on Tuesday to Westport and 5-0 win on the previous Monday, the Durfee field hockey team entered their game on October 9 against the Dartmouth Indians with high hopes. Durfee's 2-6-2 record is an improvement compared to last season. The team tied Westport once in the 2013 season with an ending record of 0-17-1. After countless hours of hard work and a loss filled season, the varsity team finally felt as though they deserved a winning season.

"My last season of field hockey will be one I will not forget," said senior Samantha Pacheco-Fernandes. "The record we hold as of now is one of the best I've seen since I started here at Durfee. We have a strong starting line up that has been playing together for two seasons and this is our year."

The Durfee field hockey team poses for a picture after the game.

                                       -Hilltop File Photo

Earlier in the season, Durfee faced Dartmouth and the game ended in a 0-0 tie. This time around, the confident Hilltopper team came out strong in the first half. With key offensive plays from senior captain Tatiana Paz and defensive stops from junior Kalyn Massa, Durfee held Dartmouth at 0-0. A goal in the second half scored by Dartmouth defeated the Durfee defense. 


"We played a great game overall with nice passing and skill. We have continued to learn from each game and use our knowledge towards improving for the rest of the season," said Junior captain Meredith Forcier.


The team fought for a win until the final buzzer rang, but ultimately came up short. "We have nothing to be ashamed of. We left it all out on the field," said junior Hailey Michael. "I'm proud of my team. The Dartmouth team didn't know what hit them."


The next home Durfee field hockey game will take place on Monday, October 13. Check the Durfee field hockey page for more upcoming games.