Friday, September 22, 2006
By Joyce Sagerty
Camden Catholic and Bishop Eustace is a rivalry that has it share of disappointments and excitement after coming away with a win. It’s always that game that’s marked on the calendar in anticipation of seeing which team is the better one on this day. These two neighboring schools can remember that goal that sent the other team home with a loss. Last year it was the Lady Crusaders who came away with a win over Camden Catholic to advance during the playoffs. Today, under different circumstances, the Lady Irish’s field hockey team starting a new chapter by defeating Bishop Eustace by a 3-0 margin. Michelle Vittese scored twice to lead the Irish to victory.
With every new season, the coaches are making adjustments to the team as they are left without a few leaders due to graduation. That’s the excitement this game brings as the coaching staff is looking for new leaders to accept the role. Sometimes there are a few surprises and then others are still performing at a high level. Vittese has demonstrated leadership to go with her ability at being at the right place at the right time.
The scoring in this game got started with the Irish being awarded a penalty corner. Kathleen Notos made good on her shot in front of the cage and Camden Catholic lead by a goal. After a couple of scoring chances by both teams came up short, Vittese finally made good on her shot and the Irish led 2-0 at the break. Continuing with her scoring success, Vittese made good on her second goal of the game early in the second half and Camden Catholic would feel good with their shut out of the Crusaders.